Data Center Energy Consumption: A Global Challenge
Being particularly energy-intensive, the data center industry accounts for around 4% of global electricity consumption (1) and 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions (2). Every year, IT infrastructure operators need to adapt to the steadily increasing growth in digital transactions resulting in challenging demands on energy supplies. There is a continuous need to develop more data storage and management capacity, where the volume of stored data in 2025 is expected to be 5.3 times more than in 2018 (3).
To keep pace with the growth in IT activity, major digital operators have been implementing ambitious plans for several years aimed at achieving carbon neutrality, an area where ENGIE is no different in its ambitions.