Application for Data Center Tax Reduction
From January 1, 2017 tax on electricity consumption by data centers in Sweden was reduced by 97% from either SEK 295 or SEK 199 per MWh, to SEK 5 per MWh. The purpose of the revised legislation is to strengthen Sweden’s international business competitiveness and along with renewable power production and a high level of skilled workers offer a competitive location for data centers. Read more.
Access to land
Sweden is a relatively big country of 450 000 km² with only approx 9 million inhabitants. It is easy to find land possible to exploit, from undeveloped green fields to developed industrial conversion sites or underground rock caves. Sweden offer a first rate infrastructure in terms of ports and roads due to the large industrial sector in the country.
Some 85% of the Swedish population speaks English on a high level. Other common languages are Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French etc.
Labor cost and access to skilled staff
Sweden has a well educated work force by international standard and offers a very good recruitment base of skilled engineers within for example the IT-industry. Swedish labor cost within the engineering industry is competitive from a European perspective.
Sweden offers recruitment services free of charge when looking for new staff. The responsible agency for this is the Swedish Public Employment Service (Swe. Arbetsförmedlingen, www.ams.se). Regarding general conditions for employing staff see fact sheet by clicking on Employing staff.
Data center research
Cloudberry: making datacenters and clouds greener and smarter
Cloudberry is a research and innovation centre, with mission to make datacentes and clouds more flexible, resource-efficient and environmentally friendly. www.cloudberry-datacenters.com
Data Centre Risk Index 2013 - Cushman Wakefield's report - an international comparison and risk analysis on different countries. Sweden ranked best in Nordics.
Advantage Data Centers
Presentation From DCD Converged 2015, Blue skies with green clouds.
The Node Pole from the Finance & Investment Forum 2016, Youtube
Hydro66 discusses Sweden and the Nordics, Youtube
Microsoft GFS Datacenter Tour, Youtube
IO Anywhere Modular Data Center, Youtube