Dalarna is an excellent choice for green data center operations

The region of Dalarna, with its central location in the heart of Sweden offers cool favourable climate for green data centers together with a closeness to Stockholm and Arlanda International Airport.

Google confirms property aquisition in Dalarna

Google confirms property acquisition of 109 hectares in Horndal, Avesta Municipality in Dalarna. Google currently have no plans to develop this site but want to ensure that they have options to continue to expand their data center presence in Europe if their business demands it.

The heaven for cloud computing

Sweden has a strong proven track record in the digital economy, driven by a high rate of technology adoption and an innovative business climate. It is no coincidence that tech giants like Facebook and NASDAQ have chosen Sweden to host web server farms and other mission-critical systems. Running this type of high-tech infrastructure is energy-intensive – and energy costs in Sweden are among the lowest in the world.

In april 2017 Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the establishment of three datacenters in central Sweden. The new AWS EU (Stockholm) Region will be operational in 2018 and is further evidence that Sweden is open for business and one of the best places in the world for technology companies to test, grow and expand their business.

Ideal location for green data centers

Lower cost of power reinforces Sweden’s leading position as data center location. Tax cuts have reduced the total cost of electricity used by data centres in Sweden by approximately 40%, resulting in one of the lowest cost of power in Europe and among the lowest in the world. Along with Sweden’s extensive renewable power production, the carbon footprint is minimal.

Dalarna has a strong and proud history in traditional industry with large energy-intense mills and mines demanding a stable and robust power grid in the region. The central location enables cool climate in combination with low latency, low cost renewable energy and heat recovery. The region offers various options and sites for data center operations through a regional cooperation between Invest in Dalarna Agency and the municipalities.

Why Dalarna?

  • Low cost renewable energy
    Sweden has the highest share of electricity generated from renewable sources in Europe and energy costs in Sweden are among the lowest in the world.
  • Stable and robust power grid
    Sweden has a stable electricity grid and well developed infrastructure
  • Ideal central location
    Dalarna’s central location in Sweden ensures a combination of low latency, cool climate and a closeness to Stockholm
  • World-class connectivity
    Sweden is the most connected country in the world with an extensive fibre network
  • Cool climate
    The cool climate offers ideal conditions and free cooling for data centers
  • Stable economy
    The Swedish economy is stable and performing well both in a comparison over years and with other Western nations


Please contact us for information about investment opportunities in Dalarna!

Please contact us for information about investment opportunities in Dalarna!

Maud Hallmans
Investment Promotion Manager
Phone +46 243-48 88 60
Mobile +46 76-763 03 17


Data Centers by Sweden

Invest in Dalarna Agency is part of Data Centers by Sweden. Data Centers by Sweden is a nation-wide investment promotion project managed by Business Sweden. Read more about the project here!


Digital Infrastructure and Economic Development (pdf)
Executive Summary of the report (pdf)
An impact assessment of Facebook’s Data Center in Northern Sweden
The Boston Consultancy Group

flag Etableringen av Facebooks europeiska datacenter i Sverige och Luleå (pdf)
En ex-ante utvärdering

flag Effekter av Facebooks etablering i Luleå (pdf)
En studie av effekter på regional och nationell nivå
SWECO Tillväxtverket

Industry publications

Advantage Data Centers (pdf)
Business Sweden

Fact sheet

Application for data center tax reduction (pdf)
Business Sweden