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Ed Ansett, founder and chairman of i3 Solutions Group, explains why a whole lifecycle of carbon emissions is crucial to ensure data centre sustainability.
Why trends in data centre location and scale make combined heat and power (CHP) a viable option for grid level GHG abatement, writes Ed Ansett, chairman, i3 Solutions Group
Embodied carbon costs are mainly incurred at the construction stage of any building project. However, these costs can go further than simply the carbon price of materials including concrete and steel, and their use.
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.
We’re incredibly proud to share we’re nominated for Data Centre Power Innovation of the Year and Data Centre Intelligent Automation & Management Innovation of the Year for this year’s DCS awards
The third white paper from i3 Solutions Group and EYPMCF provides detailed insight on why CHP is a viable option for sustainably powering data centers.The paper outlines benefits such as…
Natural Gas Engines for Data Centres - Will gas replace diesel as a common primary or emergency power choice?
Meeting today’s data centre stand-by power operational requirements, Natural Gas (NG) generators are becoming cost competitive with diesel generators and maintain a better emission profile to help meet GHG abatement ambitions.
The Second White Paper from the i3 Solutions Group and EYPMCF industry leading collaboration on data centre sustainability examines “The Case for Natural Gas Generators”
When it comes to the reporting of new developments, renewable energy projects and growing capacity, few data centre markets have been as fast paced as Ireland.But for the onlooker, this…