Contributing to improved energy security.
The depletion of fossil fuel reserves, structural inefficiencies, and concerns about climate change have prompted a call to arms to develop more sustainable approaches to energy production and consumption.
Given that the digital infrastructure industry is estimated to account for approximately 1% of global annual energy consumption, it is little wonder that data centre operators have come under increasing pressure to commit to more sustainable practices, including the purchase of renewable energy.
However, energy security is not just about shifting to renewable energy sources. Instead, we need to give greater consideration to the different ways that power can be generated locally, reducing both pressure on the grid, as well as the 7% of energy that is estimated to be lost between transmission and distribution from the grid.
With the support of our partners, we offer clients a range of options to support a more sustainable energy mix. These include on site installation of fuel neutral Combined Heat & Power engines which promise resilience, and reduce both energy costs and carbon emissions. Likewise, we are also looking at how more familiar elements of the data centre power infrastructure can be improved. For example, eliminating diesel as a fuel source for generators, and replacing costly and inefficient UPS’s with battery storage.