Powering data centres in Africa

Global Video July 2023 05:20

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Inside Africa

Africa is growing at a rapid pace. Investment opportunities abound. But with every opportunity comes challenges.

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Opportunities in digital infrastructure investment across Africa are huge, as the existing framework can not support the current and predicted increasing demands.

One of the biggest challenges for developers is finding an affordable, reliable and sustainable power source for the data centre, whilst balancing net zero commitments.

Jess and Laura discuss the considerations for data centre development in Africa, including the role of corporate PPAs and the impact of renewable technology on the PPA.

Data centres are just one piece of the puzzle to connect Africa, but just how important are they?