The Power Region News

  • Midskog National Grid Substation Upgrade August 3, 2017
    The Midskog national grid substation located 20 miles east of Östersund has reached its service life and is currently being upgraded to meet operational reliability requirements and to connect even more renewable power generation. The upgraded station will be located 1 mile south of its original location.  The new upgraded area will be 7 ha in total or as large as 10 soccer fields and it is one of the largest investments in the Swedish national grid ever made.
  • Massive Infrastructure Backbone Project Opened March 30, 2017
    Telia's subsidiary Skanova finished the new Swedish fiber project Skanova Backbone North. The 1250 km (777 miles) long cable between Örebro, Östersund, and Luleå took 3 years to build. The total cost of more than 44 million USD makes it one of the largest investments in digitization of Sweden.
  • Power Briefings USA – Save the Date / Invitation January 25, 2017
    Meet Data Centers by Sweden and The Power Region on Feb 14 in Washington DC or Feb 16 in Santa Clara CA. January 1st, 2017, the Swedish Government lowered the energy tax for data centers dramatically by 97%, resulting in the lowest price for electricity in Europe. What is the effect on costs for data center operations in Sweden? Gain insights from industry experts on how Sweden can partner with you in establishing a cost effective & sustainable presence in Northern Europe.
  • Lower Electricity Tax for Data Centers in Sweden January 1, 2017
    The Government of Sweden has implemented a change to the Swedish electricity tax system from January 2017. The change will be beneficial for future investments to The Power Region, cutting off total electricity costs for data centers by up to 40%. Electricity prices in The Power Region are now among the lowest in the European Union. ...
  • Direct Flights to London with easyJet August 19, 2016 easyJet flies to Östersund
    easyJet starts direct flights from London Gatwick to Åre Östersund Airport. The flight is initially flown in winter season only and targets British skiers who did not have a direct flight to Scandinavian mountains so far, but it is a good alternative route for business travelers coming to The Power Region. Book directly from easyJet
  • The Power Region at Datacloud Europe 2016 June 7, 2016
    The Power Region is attending Datacloud Europe in Monaco, June 8-9, together with Data Centers by Sweden.  If you would like to set up a meeting with our representative, contact Adam Our infrastructure and availability of renewable energy make Northern Sweden the ideal location for large-scale data centers. The Power Region is a part of Data Centers ...
  • Atea buys IT company in Östersund March 22, 2016 Ate's logo
    Atea Sweden is acquiring IT company Barret, which will expand its operations in Östersund and give the company a total of 30 staff working with IT infrastructure. Atea is expanding in a region in which increasing numbers of companies and organisations are demanding qualified services in the field of cloud solutions and other areas supporting ...
  • Data Center Power: Recommended Weekend Reading February 5, 2016
    DatacenterDynamics published recently a series of articles related to power and green energy, and we prepared a short summary of them for your convenient weekend reading of the series. The number of companies choosing to run their data centers on green energy is increasing and The Power Region has what the industry is demanding - reliable grid, green energy, stable deliveries.
  • Sweden Proposes Lower Electricity Tax for Data Centers October 10, 2015
    A recent study by the Government of Sweden proposes that data centers should be included in the manufacturing industry tax rate of 0.005 SEK / kWh. The current rate in The Power Region is 0.194 SEK / kWh. The proposal is expected to be effective as of January 2017 and will lower electricity prices for data centers by around 40%.

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