Google Launches First Offsite Heat Recovery Project in Finland, Providing 97% Carbon-Free Energy to the Local Community

Nestled on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, Google’s Hamina data center is set to become a hub for both digital information and sustainable heat for the district. In a partnership with city-owned energy provider Haminan Energia, Google is launching its first offsite heat recovery project. This initiative aims to reduce the company’s environmental footprint while also warming homes and businesses in the historic port city.

 

The project will capture heat generated by the Google Hamina data center, which already operates with 97% carbon-free energy. This translates to recovered heat that is also 97% carbon-free. According to Haminan Energia, it will represent 80% of the annual heat demand for the local district heating network.