News Feb 27, 2020

Landsvirkjun and Reykjavik Data Center Announce Green Power Purchase Agreement!

This agreement ensures the center will be powered by renewable energy.

Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s largest energy provider, and the Reykjavík Data Center have announced the Green Power Purchase Agreement! This guarantees that the large-scale, state-of-the-art data center will be powered using renewable hydro-electric and geothermal energy. It also allows Reykjavík Data Center to finance future growth in sustainability through Landsvirkjun’s green bonds

Landsvirkjun produces all of its electricity from renewable energy sources, using hydropower, geothermal and wind power stations it has established over the last few years. Reykjavik Data Center is the fourth data center to work with Landsvurkjun, showcasing how rapidly the industry is growing in Iceland

Hörður Arnarson, CEO at Landsvirkjun, said, “We are excited to welcome Reykjavík DC to our growing number of customers and to support the continued growth of the data industry in Iceland. This contract confirms the ongoing demand for renewable energy from Landsvirkjun, as well as Iceland’s contribution to the data center and renewable energy industries.” 

Gísli Valur Guðjónsson, Chairman of the Reykjavík DC board, added, “Our agreement with Landsvirkjun is a milestone for the industry and a crucial response to the ongoing demand for a high-tech data center in the capital area.”

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