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Untold riches await whoever can provide long term energy storage without a high GHG tariff, says Ed Ansett, founder and chairman of i3 Solutions Group, as he examines the complexities of the emerging energy storage technology scene.
Decarbonising the Grid and other benefits – addressing major climate challenges with new data centre design
Why trends in data centre location and scale make Combined Heat and Power (CHP) designs a viable option for grid level GHG abatement. Author: Ed Ansett, Chairman at i3 Solutions Group
A piece written by Ed Ansett, Founder, i3 Solutions Group, on how data centres can expect to engage with utilities in 2022 and onwards.
For data centres the journey to carbon net zero operations began over ten years ago. With the pace now accelerating, Ed Ansett explains how the sector has built upon the imperative for energy efficiency and is today deploying strategies which put data centres at the heart of sustainable energy supply and distribution.
Data centre developers will need to demonstrate policies that address climate change, with power saving and a commitment to net zero a cornerstone of all future builds, says Ed Ansett.
How electricity price volatility and the race to grid sustainability is accelerating demand response opportunities in data centres
To date much of the data centre sector has declared itself unready to consider demand response– otherwise called demand side response (DSR). There has often been a refusal to engage because prevailing attitudes are that it is too much trouble.
Perhaps attitudes may change now that individuals and associations representing a wide range of energy intensive industries such as glass and steelmaking are on TV news programmes warning governments that high energy costs could bankrupt them…
How a sustainable data centre design using CHP could set us on the right path for lowering emissions towards net zero carbon operations
For their recent talk at Host in Scotland, Director Kerr Johnstone & Associate Director Joe Sheehan shares how our work with EYP Mission Critical Facilities to form the GHG abatement Group can support the diverse demands of reducing CO2 in grid emission factors.
As a general rule of thumb, data centres don’t tend to be operated utilising above 70 percent of their total power. In addition to this headroom maintained for reasons of, e.g., redundancy, some data centre power can also become stranded, or trapped as a result of IT deployments when equipment is added, shifted or replaced in the racks.