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Microsoft plans power plant on data centre site; How Intel is encouraging staff to take unpaid leave

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Microsoft plans private power plant on €900m data centre site

Microsoft plans to build an unprecedentedly large-scale gas power plant as part of a new €900 million data centre development in Dublin due to its concerns about the severe constraints on Ireland’s energy grid, the Business Post can reveal.

The planned investment will bring the total number of data centres operated by the US tech giant in Ireland to 15.

Intel offers workers thousands of ...