Data Centers consume 2.8% of total electricity in Switzerland

tuesday 09 september 2014 at 11h51


A study commissioned by the Federal Office of Energy (BFE) and the Swiss Association of Telecommunications (asut) shows for the first time in detail the size and structure of the data center landscape. 

The media release from BFE and asut summarizes the findings.

The study provides valuable information especially on the energy efficiency potential in cooling. The also mentioned energy efficiency potential in the data center operation and utilization is not addressed specifically. 

The American study "Data Center Efficiency Assessment" of the NGO "Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)" provides a good source in this area. According to the study the underutilization of IT assets provides the greatest energy-efficiency potential.