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Fuel cell use in data centres – How much do you know?
Despite the evidence of numerous data centres piloting fuel cells, as well as predictions for strong growth of the technology in data centre applications, actual use remains low. The industry needs a greater understanding of fuel cells to drive wider adoption of a technology which could accelerate the effectiveness of the sector’s GHG Abatement efforts.
Sustainability Considerations for Battery Option Selection in Data Centre Energy Storage Systems
Read the different battery storage options available for data centres to support energy storage systems following the release of the latest GHG Abatement Group white paper – Sustainability Considerations for Battery Option Selection in Data Centre Energy Storage Systems
Sustainable solutions are required to enable data centres to become a good energy partner
Ed Ansett, chairman and founder, i3 Solutions Group explains how data centre power demand is set to grow, leading to increasing public awareness and why it requires a response through greater grid interactivity.
Demand response, renewables, and reputation
In this article Ed Ansett shares how the data centre sector can address public concerns over data centre power usage in the UK and Ireland with demand response solutions.
Datacentre sector hits back at claims that West London electricity grid capacity crunch is its fault
Ed Ansett, Founder, i3 Solutions Group, shares his thoughts on West London data centre as the cause of a potential ban on new housing developments.
In the Post-moratorium Era, Data Centres should Leverage Growth and Innovation: Singapore Cloud & Datacenter Convention 2022
A recap by W.Media of the Singapore Cloud & DataCenter Convention 2022
Amsterdam’s Server Sleep State legislation: good in principle, but what about in practice?
An article written by Ed Ansett, Founder, i3 Solutions Group on Amsterdam’s Server Sleep State legislation
Overcoming the utility power constraints within data centres
Ed Ansett, founder of i3 Solutions Group, shares how data centres can overcome utility power constraints – and rectify undeserved bad press – by utilising multidirectional distributed energy resources
Identifying and evaluating the real embodied carbon cost of a data centre
Global emissions from new build projects are at record levels. Consequently, construction is moving further away from, not closer to net zero buildings. With the current focus very much on the carbon footprint of facility operations, a new white paper presents the case for taking a Whole Life Carbon approach when assessing data centre carbon impact.
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…
Data centres, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), carbon abatement and the future of the grid
How a sustainable data centre design using CHP could set us on the right path for lowering emissions towards net zero carbon operations
A Roadmap towards GHG Abatement and Carbon Net-Zero Data Centres by 2030
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.
Dynamic workload provision demands automated and adaptable data centre power provision
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.
DCS Awards finalists
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
Towards More Sustainable Data Center Design Using CHP
The third white paper from i3 Solutions Group and EYPMCF provides detailed insight on why CHP is a viable option for sustainably powering data centres.
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 Case for Natural Gas Generators
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”.
Ireland’s Data Centre Sector Has a Unique Opportunity to Lead the World in Sustainable Power
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…