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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.
The Data Center Podcast
A truly sustainable data center industry will require regulation: Ed Ansett, of i3 Solutions, says business drivers alone won’t be enough.
i3 Solutions Group and EYP Mission Critical Facilities Launch Data Centre Sustainability White Paper
The first white paper from the recently announced i3 EYP MCF GHG Abatement Group provides an objective analysis of Infrastructure Sustainability Options and Revenue Opportunities for Data Centres
DataCentre Solutions talks to i3 Solutions
i3 Solutions Group Founder and Chairman Ed Ansett speaks with DataCentre Solutions Editor Philip Alsop about the data centre sector reducing greenhouse gas emissions, its potential use of renewable energy sources, as well as tackling some of the wider energy efficiency and environmental issues. Watch the full interview now
i3 Solutions Group and EYP Mission Critical Facilities announce collaboration
The companies aim to help eliminate greenhouse gas emissions associated with data centres by 2030
As the global SaaS market surges – who pays for the energy to power it?
Who accounts for the economic and carbon cost of SaaS data centre power? And can it be brought under control? Few consumers think about the electricity that powers their applications.…
Embedded Gas Engine Generation - Enabling Green
i3 Solutions Group recently chaired a webinar hosted by Clarke Energy, INNIO Group and DataCentre Ireland […]
Kubernetes opened the world of flexible Cloud SLAs to everyone - It is time for power provision to catch up
Cloud native applications at scale have completely changed computing – supply side data centre power infrastructure must not hold it back Why are application SLAs and data centre power SLAs…
Flexible data centre power ‘as a service’ in the world of Cloud?
How ARP brings huge benefits for users and suppliers “the fundamental benefits of cloud services are undermined by misalignment with the power system infrastructure” Enterprise user adoption of cloud services…