Karl Mellon, Business Sweden, Rick Abrahamsson, Vattenfall, Thomas Olsson, Ericsson Experience Center, Mattias Fridström, Telia Carrier, Lars Tisén, DigiPlex at the Ericsson Experience Center February 16. Photographer Annika Lehes
POWER BRIEFINGS - DATA CENTERS IN SWEDEN
Took place in Washington, DC On February 14, at House of Sweden and in Silicon Valley, CA on February 16 at Ericsson Experience Center
Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest generators of electricity gave strategic insights into the energy market, future contracts, renewables and details of the new energy tax. Rick told us that Sweden built the first 400 kV-line in Europe and explained with the new tax cut you can save up to 30-50% in a 10 MW datacenter.
Telia Carrier one of the largest fibre-optic network operators in the world updated us on connectivity and fiber costs. Mattias concludede that the Nordics are more connected than ever with an international reach and that connectivity will never be your problem when locating datacenters in Sweden.
Digiplex, offering green housing from renewable hydro and wind sources spoke about their expereince in Sweden for data centers. When selecting a Nordic data center partner, a US firm should look for access to continuous innovation, deep skills and total transparency regarding cost of power. Byrne Murphy stated that a US firm deploying 12MW over 10 yrs will save $100+ million by placing their data center in Sweden vs in the UK – just based on the difference in the cost of power
Ericsson, a world leader in mobile networking and telecommunications shared details on their state of the art, sustainable, data centers which reduces CO2 by 90%.
Thank you all for making the event such a great success!
Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and Data Centers by Sweden
Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States in conversation at House of Sweden. Photographer Frida Garvill
See pictures from Washington DC Credits: Photographer Frida Garvill
See pictures from Silicon Valley Credits: Photographer Annika Lehes