Zero Emission Data Centres

Tuesday 12 March

Meeting Hall

Data centres are the heart of the Internet, and the Nordic countries, Finland in particular, are the ideal location for data centres due to abundant green energy and stability. The new energy efficiency directive demands more sustainable data centres, which can be reached by developing data centre technologies and tight sector coupling with heat and power networks.

Finland’s Data centres already consume more than 3 TWh of electricity, but less than 1% of the generated heat is utilized. Therefore, the Vaasa University Consortium has established an open data centre research infrastructure (WSTAR) for developing the zero emission data centre concept and invites participants from data centres, heat, and power sectors to contribute to the research and development.

How the data centres should be integrated to the energy system to reduce their emissions and increase efficiency?

Opening and the introduction of Vaasa Zero Emission data center research infrasturcture (WSTAR)

Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Senior University Lecturer

Data center business in the Nordics

Sales Director for Finland / atNorth

Cooling and heat reuse

Independent Consultant / Project Lead, OCP / Impleon

Can generative AI run on thin air?

Head of Unit, RISE ICE

Data center power supply and grid connection

Head of Global Energy & Power, Danfoss Drives


University of Vaasa, Åbo Akademi, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences and Novia.

Marja-Riitta Vest
Director, RDI and Business Services, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences VAMK
Petri Välisuo
Associate Professor
+358 29 449 8330
Jerker Björkqvist
Associate Professor, Senior University Lecturer
Shiva Sharma
Project Manager
+358 50 324 8873
Ghodrat Moghadampour
Principal Lecturer
+358 207 663 569