Council refuses Equinix application to construct gas-powered data centre on south Dublin site

Application failed to show proposed development has appropriate grid connection, council says

Equinix operates data centres in the capital at Northwest Business Park, Citywest, Blanchardstown and Kilcarbery Park

South Dublin County Council has refused to grant planning permission to US firm Equinix to construct a gas-powered data centre.

Equinix, a data centre multinational, submitted planning permission in place to construct an electricity-powered data centre at Profile Park in Clondalkin, Dublin 22, but did not receive a commercial or technical offer to supply permanent power to the site.

As a result, Equinix altered its application to seek permission for a gas-powered centre at the ...