Data Centres require a lot of energy. In Norway, virtually all electricity – for industries, cities and homes — comes from clean, renewable hydropower. Hydropower is the ideal renewable energy source for data centres, as it can be stored and thus provides clean energy around the clock. Hydropower plants can have environmental impact of their own, but due to natural conditions Norwegian hydropower has a minimal ecological footprint – you can read more about that here.
Not only is Norwegian hydropower emission-free; its abundance in Norway ensures that energy costs are kept down, too. The availability and affordability of energy made Norway an excellent host for traditional energy-intensive manufacturing industries – and now also for data centres.
High-speed submarine fibre cables provide direct connectivity between Norway and Europe as well as the US. This enables Norwegian data centres to operate at a latency of between 12 and 20 m/s round trip (RTD) to Europe’s most important connectivity hubs: Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris. Additional submarine cables are under construction, further improving connectivity between Norway and the UK as well as the European continent.
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