Major European Energy Company Vattenfall Becomes Latest Member of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance
Germany/Hamburg, August 2020: Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall has signed up to the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, whose mission is to move the global digital sector towards zero-emissions.
Founded in late-2019, the SDIA is a non-profit entity that uniquely aligns energy suppliers, governments and industry to a mission of decarbonizing the global digital economy.
While drawing attention to the rise of global data centers, whose carbon emissions rival that of the aviation industry, the not-for-profit organization seeks to drive collaboration across the value chain to promote a future digital infrastructure with minimal environmental impact.
The addition of Vattenfall to the Alliance will seek to further SDIA's goal of greater intra-industry collaboration towards an ecologically and economically sustainable digital world.
"We welcome Vattenfall not only as a new member to the Alliance, but also as one of the first energy companies to put the decarbonization of the digital infrastructure sector on their agenda," commented Max Schulze, SDIA's Chairman of the Board.
"Data centers are major energy consumers and energy utilities, such as Vattenfall, bring the knowledge and experience to integrate them effectively as part of the future energy system."
Vattenfall, 100 percent owned by the Swedish state, is one of Europe's largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat. Their primary markets are Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the UK and Finland.
As data centers play a more significant and influential role in the energy system, the SDIA wants all stakeholders to actively develop holistic initiatives to harness and integrate the centers' energy consumption through better planning, smarter optimization and greater flexibility to the power grid.