Microsoft secures planning for €100m gas plant to power data centre
Tech giant in the final stages of building 170-megawatt back-up facility in case of restricted national grid electricity supply
Microsoft has secured permission to operate an unprecedentedly large-scale gas power plant at the site of its €900 million data centre development in Dublin.
The plant, believed to cost approximately €100 million, will be used to power a major data centre, operated by the company, in the event it has to come off the national grid this winter due to Ireland’s constrained electricity supply.
Other large tech companies including Google, Amazon and Meta have also ...