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Bring Your Own Power: The Future of IT / Infrastructure Energy

Buddy Rizer  (Executive Director, Loudoun County, Virginia Economic Development)

Peter Panfil  (Vice President, Global Power, Vertiv)

Greg Stover  (Global Director, Hi-Tech Development, Vertiv)

Brett Collard  (Vice President, Corporate Development, Compass Datacenters)

Location: Room 207A

Date: Tuesday, April 16

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

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Track: Emerging IT & Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

An increasing number of power utilities are unable to meet current data center power demands, and rapid digitalization and the adoption of AI and generative AI are compounding the issue. Power availability could challenge your IT and Infrastructure plans as well as your ESG goals.

Data center power consumers of every size are looking for innovative solutions to enable the rapid onset of digital infrastructure demand heading our way. The concept of BYOP – Bring Your Own Power – is an option to solve grid reliance and power availability issues while also contributing to ESG strategies.

Our panel of experts represents a diverse array of perspectives and expertise on the issues of power availability, sustainability, and what can be done to address these very real challenges. Greg Stover (Global Director of Hi-Tech Development at Vertiv) will moderate an expert panel that includes Peter Panfil (Vice President of Global Power at Vertiv), Nancy Novak (Chief Innovation Officer at Compass Datacenters) and Buddy Riser (Executive Director of Loudoun County Economic Development).

The panel will discuss the drivers for change, power availability challenges, site selection options, and options such as Microgrids, Fuel Cells, and Battery Energy Storage Systems. These issues and opportunities impact legacy sites, new sites, Enterprises and End-Users, Colo Operators, and Cloud Operators.


  • What are the drivers of Bring Your Own Power?
  • Profiles of data centers that would benefit from BYOP.
  • The benefits and challenges of BYOP.
  • Technologies and solutions that support BYOP.
  • The likelihood of a BYOP future for the data center industry.