Data centre retrofit to boost Stockholm district heating

A world-first district heating project in in Stockholm, Sweden has the potential to heat up to 10,000 households with excess heat from a data centre.

Nordic data centre operator DigiPlex and Stockholm Exergi (formerly Fortum Värme), the city’s district heating supplier, announced this week that they have have signed a large-scale heat re-use agreement.

Under its terms, an already operational data centre (pictured) that features an indirect evaporative air-to-air cooling solution will be retrofitted to recover excess heat for delivery to the district heating network. According to DigiPlex, this is the first time such a retrofit has been undertaken.

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Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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