May 29th, 2019

Microsoft claims its new data centers in Gävleborg will be among the greenest in the world

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visits Sweden today as the company claims its two new data centers in Gävle and Sandviken will be among the greenest in the world – both in terms of their construction and operation.

Green data centers in Gävleborg

The data centers planned in Gävle and Sandviken will be powered entirely by renewable energy and will be zero waste facilities. 

“Our ambition is that the data centers that we build in Sweden should be among the most sustainable in the world, this is another step toward strengthening our position as a long-term digitization partner for Swedish businesses,” says Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.

Swedish collaboration

Microsoft collaborates with Vattenfall and The Node Pole in the development of its new Swedish data centers to secure the delivery and supply of renewable energy and incorporate solutions for reducing their carbon footprint. The collaboration will also expand the region’s energy infrastructure.

Microsoft's Swedish data centers will follow an entirely new standard that is aligned with the company's work for a more sustainable low-carbon future. Microsoft has been carbon neutral since 2012 and is working actively to increase the proportion of renewable energy that the company uses throughout its operations.

Microsoft CEO visits Sweden

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella visits Sweden for the first time today. During his one-day stay in Stockholm, he will talk about the digitization of Sweden for over 1,200 customers and partners in Stockholm. 

Nadella will talk about Microsoft's vision for the company's new data centers in Sweden – including the two new data centers in Gävleborg. He will also highlight some of its digitalization collaboration projects with partners, such as with Sandvik, which is implementing Office 365 throughout its organization. 

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