Falun is located northwest of Stockholm, with a driving distance of 223 km from central Stockholm. Falun has good public transportation, with railway connections to Arlanda airport and Stockholm with 200+ connections to/from per week. Driving distance from Arlanda airport is 226 km, and the local Dala Airport is 26 km away.
Falun has good climatic conditions for a data center, with low average annual temperatures, but without extremely cold winters. Average annual temperature is 6°C, with temperatures exceeding 20°C during 401 hours/year, and temperatures exceeding 25°C during 70 hours/year.
Excellent Fiber Connectivity
Several major data center operators are establishing themselves in the region. Multiple fiber paths are available from the site to different providers of dark fiber connectivity. This map outlines the already available infrastructure for some carriers.
Excellent Power Connectivity
The National grid in Sweden has 8 different 400 kV national grid lines going from hydroelectric power stations in the North to South. Two of these are connected to national grid substation in Repbäcken, some 20 km away from the EcoDataCenter campus in Falun.
Falun is connected to the national grid with 3 different 130 kV power lines. Two going west to the national grid 400 kV substation in Repbäcken, and one going north to the Hydroelectric power station Trängslet with a capacity of 330 MW and additional hydroelectric plants and wind power farms.