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Demand for data-centre energy to double over next few years

Planning permissions show a pipeline of 33 approved data centres, with a capacity equalling the 55 already in operation

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

22nd March, 2020
2019 saw a significant increase in the amount of activity in the data centre market in the Dublin metro area

Data-centre energy demand is set to double over the next few years, an analysis of planning permissions has shown.

It is also expected that the industry will invest €1.3 billion a year in the facilities over the next five years, according to a new report from industry analyst Host in Ireland.

There are currently 55 data centres with 658 MW of grid-connected power capacity in Ireland, the vast majority of which are based in Dublin.

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