China has approved to build four mega clusters of data centres in China’s north and west to support the need for data of Beijing and major coastal centres.
The clusters are expected to be built in the northern Inner Mongolia region, northwestern part of the Ningxia region, Gansu province and southwestern Guizhou province.
The state planner has commented that the four locations can be used to set up green and low-carbon mega centres.
Chinese cities have already built renewable energy resources like wind and solar power to serve the economically developed coast.
The move has come after the energy-hungry data centres in China’s eastern coast have found difficulty in expansion due to the limits posed by the electricity corporation.
A marine economy development plan on December 14 encouraged coastal cities like Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai to relocate high energy energy-consuming centres to underwater stations.