Sweden's Vattenfall and Microsoft are collaborating to power new Swedish data center locations with renewable energy with the aim of considerably reducing the centers' overall carbon footprint, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.
The company stated it is working with Vattenfall to power the future data centers with 100% renewable energy and to develop innovative solutions to reduce their carbon footprint.
Andreas Regnell, senior vice president of strategy for Vattenfall remarked that the partnership fits well with the company's overall strategy which is "fully committed" to help its customers live fossil free within one generation.
"We will support Microsoft on the sourcing and supply of renewable energy for the future data centers and help provide innovative solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of the data centers," he added.
Microsoft's Cloud Operations and Infrastructure official Noelle Walsh also explained that the company is working to transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future using the power of technology while "working with partners around the world to discover and implement innovative solutions."
Microsoft and Vattenfall previously announced the largest wind energy deal in the Netherlands in 2017, a 180-megawatt farm in the Wieringermeer Polder, north of Amsterdam.
Microsoft purchased 100% of the wind energy that will be generated from the farm, which will be located next to its local data center in the Netherlands.
By Murat Temizer