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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…
The Changing Landscape of Data Centre Energy Storage
Emerging energy storage technologies signal radical changes for data centre power
Data Centres and Dirty Fuel – The Forces Pushing Facilities to Back Away from Diesel
Customer demands, regulation and the outcry against GHG emissions may make a switch from diesel standby to gas generation a timely move for data centres
The Case for Natural Gas Generators
i3 Solutions Group and EYP Mission Critical Facilities GHG Abatement Group Second White Paper details why we need standby power and why natural gas blended with hydrogen could be the fuel of choice for the next decade
DigitalInfra Network Knowledge Talk > Net Zero Energy Data Centres
Net Zero Energy Data Centres As the world becomes increasingly digitised, demand for data centre services is rising rapidly. The goal is to power digital infrastructure with renewable energy but…
The quest for carbon-free energy storage needs facts and hard data that are hard to find
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
How can data centres expect to engage with utilities in 2022 and beyond?
A piece written by Ed Ansett, Founder, i3 Solutions Group, on how data centres can expect to engage with utilities in 2022 and onwards.
What Commercial Building FM’s Can Learn About Sustainability From Data Centres
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.
Adapting data centres to meet the net zero challenge
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…
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.