Microsoft and G42 to invest $1billion in Geothermal-Powered Data Center in Kenya

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Following the laid off of its facility’s engineers in Nigeria, Microsoft Corporation, in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates’ leading artificial intelligence firm G42, is set to invest $1 billion in the construction of a geothermal-powered data center in Kenya.

This ambitious project represents a significant step forward in bolstering cloud-computing infrastructure in East Africa, a region frequently plagued by power outages.

The data center, which will be developed in phases, aims to initially deliver a capacity of 100 megawatts. This first phase is projected to be operational within the next two years.

By leveraging geothermal energy, a reliable and sustainable power source, the facility will ensure more consistent and resilient computing services across the region.

This initiative not only highlights Microsoft’s commitment to advancing technological infrastructure in Africa but also underscores the importance of sustainable energy solutions in modern data management.

The new data center is expected to play a crucial role in enhancing digital capabilities and connectivity in East Africa, fostering growth and stability in the region’s tech ecosystem.