Data Center Power Market in Europe

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Data Center Power Market in Europe- Industry Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025

Data Center Power Market in Europe

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Data Center Power Market in Europe- Industry Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025

SKU : ARZ200421 Published on : May 2020 Pages : 280


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The Europe data center power market size is expected to reach $4.4 billion, growing at a CAGR of over 1.3% during 2020–2025. 

This market research report covers the Europe data center power market size and forecast, market share, industry trends, growth drivers, and vendor analysis. The study includes insights on the segmentation by Power Infrastructure, UPS System, Generators, Tier Standards, and Geography


The Europe data center power market has been witnessing steady growth with an increase in power infrastructure spending and the development of multiple extensive data center facilities with power capacities of 50 MW. The market saw investments in more than 140 projects in 2019, which are expected to be operational before June 2020. The implementation of GDPR, which is the EU law on data protection and privacy policy, has increased the investment in data centers. Colocation providers are the primary revenue generators for the Europe data center power market. Most data centers are designed to be flexible and can be configured to support up to 2N redundant UPS systems, rack PDUs, and dual incoming power feeds. Over 70% of colocation facilities can be set based on customer requirements. The use of renewable energy is likely to increase the focus on the design of data centers, redefine the installation and commissioning process, and increase physical security requirements in case of on-site power generation.

The spread of COVID-19 has affected major data center operations across Europe with the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Ireland being the most affected. Many countries in Europe have halted their work. For instance, the government of France has stopped all non-essential construction projects to avoid the spread of the virus. However, in Germany and Ireland, construction works continue, where the contractors are requested to take precautionary measures to prevent infection and spread. In the UK, according to the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), the government has agreed to continue construction works as long as it follows the guidance of Public Health England (PHE). Hence, the outbreak of pandemic is expected to hamper the growth of the market in 2020.


  • The adoption of UPS systems with a capacity of 500–1,000 kVA will be higher than systems.
  • While the adoption of AC UPS systems is likely to account for a larger market share, the market share of DC UPS systems is expected to grow with the increasing adoption of OCP designs.
  • The incorporation of automation through AI and machine learning software to manage power is likely to grow in the Europe data center power market.
  • Metered/Monitored PDUs are likely to witness growth on account of the decline in the adoption of basic PDU solutions in the market.

The Europe data center power market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 1% during the period 2019–2025.


This research report includes detailed market segmentation by infrastructure, ups system, generators, tier standards, and geography.



Innovations and advances in UPS batteries are aiding the growth of the Europe data center power market. The adoption of lithium-ion batteries is likely to significantly increase during the forecast period as their price is expected to decline. A service provider in Germany UPS market is adopting 11.6 MW generators and UPS systems with 7.5 MW capacity in N+1 redundant configuration. Similarly, service providers are installing static UPS systems with N+1 redundancy and greater than 1.5 MW standby generator systems with N + 1 redundancy. In France, enterprises have adopted UPS systems in 2N redundant configuration and backup generators in an N+1 redundant configuration.

With the increased construction of data centers across Europe, the market for transfer switches and switchgear is expected to grow during the forecast period. However, the use of switches will vary significantly based on capacity supported, cost, mean time between failures (MTBF), switching time, and design. Medium- and high-voltage switchgear are more likely to be adopted than low-voltage switchgear. Intelligent PDUs are growing in adoption in new facilities due to the increasing awareness to reduce power consumption and wastage. The use of basic Power Distribution Units will continue to decline during the forecast period, aiding the growth of intelligent PDU products.


Market players are offering several UPS systems with power capacities of less than equal to 500 kVA. These systems are mostly adopted at the rack level. The market for these systems is higher among small- and medium-sized data centers. The growth of less than equal to 500 kVA UPS systems will be higher among prefabricated facility operators than traditional brick-and-mortar facilities. DC UPS systems are likely to be massive potential in the Europe data center power market.

With several data centers are designed to support OCP infrastructure, the procurement of rack and row-level UPS systems of less than 500 kVA capacity will continue to grow. Prefabricated facilities and hyperscale operators that deploy OCP-based infrastructure design are expected to propel the growth over the next few years. Edge data centers will emerge as a significant contributor to the growth of the market by the end of the forecast period.

The Europe data center power market has witnessed an increase in the adoption of UPS systems with over 1,000 kVA capacity among large facilities. Hyperscale colocation facilities are more likely to adopt over 1,000 kVA UPS systems. The installation of racks that can support a power density of up to 50 kW will increase, thereby reducing the use of centralized UPS systems with a capacity of greater than 1,000 kVA at the data center level.


Western Europe is dominating the global generator market. The market for small generators in Europe is low due to the construction of large and medium facilities, which consume high power. This region will also witness the adoption below 1 MW generators with the increasing deployment of edge data center facilities during the forecast period.

The use of generators with 1–2 MW capacity is witnessing adoption in those data centers that adopt DRUPS systems. Several facilities have chosen these systems as they encompass both flywheel UPS and diesel generators in a single system. DRUPS solutions are likely to witness increased demand among data centers with multiple modules having a total capacity of up to 2 MW and N+N or 2N redundant configurations.

Generators with greater than 2 MW capacity dominates the global data center power market. The increasing deployment of mega data centers by hyperscale operators will continue to generate revenue for this segment during the forecast period. The demand for greater than 2 MW generators is expected to be higher in large facilities.


A majority of under-developed projects across the globe fall under the Tier III category. There are more than 100 data center projects that are open and under construction fall in the Tier III category. This trend is likely to continue during the forecast period, with several operators expected to move to the Tier IV category based on the growth in the rack power density and critical data center applications. Tier IV facilities adopt 2N+1 cooling units. Increased investments from hyperscale service providers are expected to be a significant boost to the Tier IV data center market during the forecast period.


Several facilities in Western Europe are built to support OCP rack infrastructure solutions and higher rack power density, which increases the investment for modular power infrastructure. The growth of power infrastructure providers aids this. Germany has attracted the highest investment, followed by the Netherlands, the UK, France, and Ireland. The demand for smart devices, coupled with growing internet penetration, will fuel the growth of the market and corresponding power infrastructure in the region.

Denmark is an ideal location for businesses because of its proximity to other European countries. It also has the most reliable power grids in Europe, green power supply, and strong fiber connectivity to Central Europe and the US, making it a top destination for hyperscale and colocation investments. One of the major factors driving the data center power market in Norway is the presence of renewable energy sources. About 98% of energy production in Norway is renewable.

Russia has witnessed the construction of Tier III facilities with 2N or N+1 redundant configuration for power infrastructure. A majority of facilities constructed by colocation service providers in Poland and Austria mostly includes N+1 redundant configuration for power infrastructure.

Key Regions Profiled

  • Western Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • Netherlands
    • France
    • Ireland
    • Other Countries
  • Nordic
    • Denmark
    • Norway
    • Sweden
    • Finland & Iceland
  • Central & Eastern Europe
    • Russia & Czech Republic
    • Poland & Austria
    • Other Countries


The Europe data center power market is witnessing increasing competition among power infrastructure providers. It is becoming competitive with power solution providers offering innovative products to offer maximum efficiency and reliability. The facility operators are more susceptible to procuring energy-efficient power infrastructure solutions. ABB, Eaton, Schneider Electric, and Vertiv are the leading power players. Cummins and Caterpillar have a strong presence in the market. There are also multiple market players with a strong presence in a specific country and have partnerships with several service providers in the region.

Key Company Profiles

  • ABB
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Eaton
  • Schneider Electric
  • Vertiv
  • Euro-Diesel (KINOLT)
  • MTU On Site Energy (Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG)

 Other Prominent Vendors AEG Power Systems, Artesyn Embedded Technologies (Advanced Energy), Black Box Network Services (AGC Networks), Chatsworth Products, Cisco Systems, Cyber Power Systems, Delta Group, Fuji Electric, Generac Power Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Hitech Power Protection, Hitzinger, KOHLER (SDMO), Legrand, Mitsubishi, Panduit, Piller Power Systems, Pramac, Riello UPS, Rittal, Socomec, Toshiba, Yanmar Group (HIMOINSA)


The report provides the following insights into the Europe data center power market during the forecast period 2020–2025.

  1. It offers comprehensive insights into current industry trends, trend forecasts, and growth drivers about the Europe data center power market.
  2. The report provides the latest analysis of market size, market share, growth drivers, challenges, and investment opportunities.
  3. It offers a complete overview of market segments and the regional outlook of the Europe data center power market.
  4. The study offers a detailed overview of the vendor analysis, competitive landscape, and key strategies to gain competitive advantage.



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