Enexion CEO Björn Vortisch discussed the digitization strategy of the federal government and the challenges for data center operators.
The meeting was held with the representatives of the data center operators such as Equinix and Global Switch, politicians from the Hessian state government, and the managing director of the Cable and Insulated Wires Association.
During the meeting, numerous solutions were discussed that could lead to faster grid connection and greater competitiveness. Björn Vortisch and Prof. Dr. Peter Birkner, as chairmen of the state commission environmental and energy policy, presented the politicians with a position paper in which they called for an accelerated expansion of the power grid, support for pilot projects, e.g. for more energy efficiency, and relief for power-intensive data centers in the case of EEG and electricity tax amendments.