DigiPlex is the first data centre operator to be approved for the new Norwegian tax relief scheme that reduces electricity fees by 97 percent. DigiPlex is passing the entire benefit on to their customers, who can look forward to a 25 percent decrease in their electricity bill.
The new tax relief scheme came into place on January 1st, 2017.
“It has been a long process to get the approval under the new regulations, and we are very proud to lead the way for our customers and other Norwegian data centres”, says DigiPlex CEO, Gisle M. Eckhoff.
Electricity makes up a big part of the total data centre cost for businesses and organisations. The new tax relief will improve the competitiveness of modern data centre companies in Norway, both nationally and internationally. As the tax relief is only applicable to commercial data centres, it will also stimulate Norwegian companies and organisations to modernise their data storage and move from power hungry in-house arrangements to more energy efficient external solutions.
The new measure from the Norwegian government is also good news for the climate. Worldwide, data centres account for 2 percent of all CO2 emissions, a percentage which is rapidly increasing. However, DigiPlex’ centres in Norway exclusively use renewable energy, drawn from Norwegian hydropower.
“Our existing and future clients can rest assured that we are continuously investing in innovative solutions and that we always work towards a sustainable operation. We want to reduce our power usage, and make sure our customers don’t pay more than they have to, as well as minimise their carbon footprint,” says Eckhoff.