Imagine a place where the energy is green and excess data center heat isn’t wasted. Imagine Stockholm.
Stockholm Data Parks is an initiative by the City of Stockholm, district heating and cooling provider Stockholm Exergi, power grid operator Ellevio and dark fiber provider Stokab.
Our vision is a data center industry where no heat is wasted. We see data center excess heat as a valuable resource that can be part of fighting climate change. The City’s objective is to be entirely fossil fuel free by 2040, and we invite data centers to play a key role in this transition.
To make it happen, we target to make Stockholm an attractive hub for large data centers which employ heat recovery. We do it by bringing together, preparing and offering all the necessary infrastructure elements at attractive greenfield sites and sites for conversion suited for data center activity.
We believe it’s a win-win where the data center industry can reach the next level of cost efficiency and sustainability and at the same time be part of the City’s transition to a fully sustainable energy system.
The people of metropolitan Stockholm rely on us for their heating and cooling needs. We have provided energy for the capital of Sweden since the 19th century, making it a natural component of our name.
Stockholm Exergi is the local energy company of Stockholm, owned by the City of Stockholm and Fortum. We provide heating for more
than 800 000 people in metropolitan Stockholm and cooling for over 400 hospitals, data centres and other properties.
Our 700 employees are working together with our customers and the local community to provide the city with simple, reliable and sustainable energy solutions.
Stockholm is one of the most knowledge-intensive and innovative regions in the world. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The core investment opportunities in Stockholm are in innovation and tech. Many global tech and startup companies were founded in Stockholm.
All City administrations and companies should contribute to the positioning of Stockholm as Northern Europe’s leading sustainable growth region, and strengthen the City’s position as the Capital of Scandinavia.
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Ellevio (publ) is one of Sweden’s largest distribution network operators. We distribute electricity to 930 000 homes and workplaces in Stockholm, mid-Sweden, and on the West-coast. We invest billions to secure a reliable network for customers today and tomorrow, modernizing and weatherproofing the networks in rural areas and strengthening and renewing the networks in the cities. We have more than 400 employees, and in total we employ approximately 3 000 people around the country through our network projects.
Ellevio, that has its headquarters in Stockholm, is owned by the Third National Pension Fund, Folksam, the First National Pension Fund, and Borealis infrastructure.
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Stokab is owned by the City of Stockholm and lays the foundation for IT use in Stockholm by providing a passive fiber-optic communications network in the region. The company has been tasked with expanding, maintaining and leasing connections to this network.
The network is open for all players on equal terms and Stokab is obliged to lease to all stakeholders who wish to gain access. Because it is unlit or ’dark’ fiber that is leased, customers are responsible for providing their own active equipment.
“So far, data centers have been built with little consideration for the environment. We want to change that. We want future data centers to be even more cost efficient and truly green. With that objective, we are determined to make Stockholm a major hub for sustainable data centers. Together with other key players we have set up a partnership - Stockholm Data Parks - to make it happen.”