In 2020, 3.2 TWh (11.52 PJ) of electricity was supplied to data centers. That is 0.39% of total energy consumption in the Netherlands (2,943 PJ).
CBS: elektriciteit geleverd aan datacenters 2017-2020
CBS: Energieverbruik Nederland in 2020
The data center sector is a fully electrified industrial sector with hardly any direct greenhouse gas emissions.
Nederlandse Emissie Autoriteit: cijfers 2013-2020
The total water consumption of the Information & Communication industry – which includes data centers – is 0.9m³: that results in 0.075% of total tap water consumption in the Netherlands.
CBS: Watergebruik bedrijven en particuliere huishoudens, 2021
The built-up area of data centers in the Netherlands is 239 ha. That is 0.3% of the total surface area of Dutch business parks.
CBS: Bodemgebruik over 2015
College Rijksadviseurs: Advies Verdozing, 2019
CBS: Bebouwing Nederland, 2019
DDA: Totale oppervlakte Datacenters Nederland, 2021
By 2021, 88% of all energy purchased by commercial (colocation) data centers came from renewable sources.
DDA: State of the Data Center Report, 2020
Practically all companies are online every day: 83% of Dutch companies with 250+ employees use paid cloud services.
CBS: ICT, kennis en economie 2021
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