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Google to invest $685 million in Danish data center, secures green energy

Google to invest $685 million in Danish data center, secures green energy
Google to invest $685 million in Danish data center, secures green energy

Google has announced plans for a brand new energy-efficient datacenter in Denmark, the organization’s fifth-largest datacenter at Europe.

It’ll be found on the outskirts of Fredericia, a little city on the eastern side of Denmark, and Google said it is spending approximately $600 million ($685 million) on building, which is anticipated to be finished sometime later 2021, and it will employ around 250 people once it is operational.

While Google said it expects to match its own energy intake using 100 percent carbon-free energy, it’s also looking to further green investment initiatives during Denmark, which may entail entering into power purchase agreements (PPAs) with as-yet unnamed renewable energy applications throughout solar and wind industries.

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“In Europe, Google datacenters generally use one third less energy than a normal datacenter, yet we are still trying to use less,” explained Google’s VP of international datacenters, Joe Kava, at a blog article. “The Fredericia datacenter is likely to be one of the most energy efficient datacenters in Denmark up to now, using innovative machine learning how to ensure each watt of power counts”

Today’s news is only a few months after Google disclosed it had signed a 10-year bargain to purchase renewable energy from three Finnish wind farms. Really, Finland is currently house to one of Google’s four additional European datacenters, together with Ireland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Elsewhere, Microsoft recently announced plans because of its original Nordics datacenters, while Amazon’s AWS is expected to start its inaugural Nordics datacenters shortly.

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Before this week, Google announced that Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene will be stepping , with former Oracle product chief Thomas Kurian stepping into head up the device.

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