UK's largest data centre 'could run on renewable energy'

UKRenewable sources could be used to power the proposed construction of the UK's largest data centre, according an expert on infrastructure.

James Cole, director of Keysource - which designs and builds data centres - explained combined heat and power, as well as localised gas production, could be used as renewable sources of energy at the site.

Plans have been announced for the construction of the facility in Dumfries and Galloway, which the region's council has tentatively granted planning permission for.

There are currently 95 such buildings around the UK, with the new location expected to cost around £950 million and create around 3,000 jobs over the next five to ten years.

Mr Cole noted the heat which will be generated by the centre's IT equipment could potentially be used as an eco-friendly source of energy.

"We're here to understand, firstly, what we can do with the heat which has been created and, secondly, looking at if we can use more renewable sources of power," he added.ADNFCR-2539-ID-19477722-ADNFCR
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