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 that is seen as a three-step process. The first step is to use offsets, followed by matching usage with like-for-like energy purchases. The final stage is direct consumption of locally generated renewables, either in real time or stored from recent generation. This talk investigates the growing synergies between data centres and the energy system and how those collaborations can open the way to a sustainable future.
Ed Ansett, Founder and Chairman at i3 Solutions discusses;
Carbon technology to guide decision making
The prospect of government regulation together with the demand for the sector to operate in a more sustainable fashion is driving data centre owners to consider the carbon impact of their business operations. As a leading data centre MEP firms renowned for design innovation and thought leadership, i3 Solutions Group in collaboration with EYP Mission Critical Facilities have formed the GHG Abatement Group to provide objective advice and deliver a practical roadmap for reduced data centre greenhouse gas emissions as a step towards carbon net-zero operations by 2030. The purpose of this talk is to provide an overview of the main factors associated with the many low-carbon technology options currently available to guide decision-making.