Spain's advantageous position to become the digital hub of southern Europe brings with it several challenges, especially in terms of sustainability. Historically, data centres, the foundation of the digital economy, have been energy-intensive, so the industry is shifting to a service paradigm focused on sustainability.
Representatives from Schneider Electric, Nabiax, Digital Realty and Capital Energy, along with Ricardo Abad, addressed self-consumption and energy efficiency as the two key operational aspects to be taken into account in the design of these infrastructures.
Abad said in one of his speeches that "this industry is more than committed to sustainability. In fact, we are the only sector that has set itself the goal of achieving CO2 neutrality by 2030".