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Data center will help Sweden balance grid load

Internet service provider Bahnhof has made its data center in central Stockholm available as a virtual power plant to help stabilize the power grid within and surrounding the Swedish capital.

Thule data center in central Stockholm. | Photo: PR / Bahnhof

A certain breed of critics love to mention societal challenges posed by expanding intermittent renewable capacity, citing that wind sometimes fails to blow and the sun doesn't always shine.

As illustrated by the Swedish electrical network in recent years, there's an even more poignant problem: grid stability.

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