Eirgrid seeks data centre space no more than one hour’s drive from Dublin 4
The operator of Ireland’s energy grid has previously implemented a moratorium on the building of new data centres in the Dublin region
Eirgrid is seeking to pay a data centre operator €10 million for space to support its IT infrastructure, and has stipulated that the facility must be no more than an hour’s drive from its offices in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
In January, the Business Post reported that Eirgrid had doubled down on a plan to implement a moratorium on the building of new data centres in the Dublin region.
The agency has started a procurement process for co-location space in a data centre and intends to commence the contract by October, according to tender documents it published last week.