Unexpected data center stop in Amsterdam Stuns Dutch Data Center Industry

Effective immediately, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) has announced a stop to the establishment of new data centers in this region that includes Amsterdam and Haarlemmermeer.

According to an official government statement today, data centers in the Amsterdam area take up a lot of territory space while they place a high burden on the electricity grid. It would be a temporary halt, but the government already dropped some hard-line demands about gaining government control over data center deployments and demanding free supply of residual heat for the heating of houses.

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