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22 october 2015, posted by Malin Winsa

Proposals for reduced electricity tax for data centers

Proposals for reduced electricity tax for data centers

On 9 October, the report that government investigators made about the electricity tax for the data center. Government investigators want to lower electricity tax for IT companies that operate data centers and welcomed the proposal of the Finance Ministry.

The commission proposes that the data center should be at the same level of electricity tax as part of the traditional industries already. IT companies that operate them will pay 0.5 cents per kilowatt hour, instead of the current 19,4 cents or 29,4 cents, depending on where in the country they are located.

A reduced electricity tax could be important to attract international IT companies to Sweden says the investigator. In recent years, several of the largest Nordic chosen as the location for data centers. Apple is building a large plant in Denmark, Google has taken up to Finland and Facebook chose then Sweden. Several neighboring countries have already implemented similar reductions in electricity tax.

- This means a lot to us at Boden Business Agency. We have a good offer and now we can sharpen it further in order to encourage more start-ups, says CEO Erik Svensson. Even Boden Business Park, which we own and operate, this is positive. We work for the facility to become an innovation arena and meeting place for the data center industry with more establishments increases opportunities for this, he concludes.

Pan-European collaboration creates the next generation of data centers

10 october 2017, posted by Malin Winsa
The EU research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, has awarded a three year innovation project in Northern Sweden. The aim is to prototype the most energy and cost efficient datacenter in the world. A pan-European consortium consisting of...
 
 

Alone in Space – the first movie to be recorded in Studio Nord

27 march 2017, posted by Maria Johansson
Alone in Space will be the first movie recorded in the new Studio Nord at Boden Business Park. A Swedish science fiction. Behind the movie is the production company Nice Drama that Filmpool Nord previously co-produced Thicker than water and...
 
 

Canaan Creative to open its first data center outside of China in Boden, The Node Pole

14 february 2017, posted by Maria Johansson
Chinese tech company Canaan Creative moves into Boden and the Swedish data center region The Node Pole. Canaan is a world-leading producer of blockchain solutions and ASIC microprocessors – and the first Chinese company within the sector to...
 
 
 

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