DigiPlex Heat Recapture Projects Shortlisted for Two Energy Awards
DigiPlex, the leading Nordic data centre company, has been shortlisted for two international awards in recognition of its industry-leading efforts to recycle waste heat from its data centres to heat thousands of neighbouring homes.
DigiPlex has been shortlisted in two categories: “Innovation of the Year: Technology – Physical” and “Renewable Energy Technology of the Year.” Both hotly contested categories, with an international selection of companies from different sectors submitting projects which demonstrate exceptional innovation and practical expertise.
“DigiPlex has always been committed to the kind of constant innovation that keeps us at the forefront of our industry, both in the Nordics and internationally” says Gisle M. Eckhoff, CEO of DigiPlex. “The team is thrilled to be shortlisted for these awards, and for the opportunity to share our experiences making the data centre an essential part of a virtuous cycle of responsible energy conservation.”
DigiPlex is working with local partners in Stockholm and Oslo to convert waste energy from the company’s data centres to benefit local communities. In Sweden, for example, DigiPlex’s already operational data centre with an indirect evaporative air-to-air cooling solution, will be retrofitted to recover excess heat for the local district heating system. The initiative will heat up to 10,000 modern residential apartments. In August, DigiPlex outlined its intentions to expand this initiative to Oslo and work with Norway’s largest heating supplier to power up to 5,000 apartments using surplus energy from its Oslo data centre.