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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center World: Are Microgrids a Viable Solution for Data Centers?

Moises Levy  (PhD, Data center power and cooling research, OMDIA)

Brian Jabeck  (Vice President - Sales, Enchanted Rock)

Steve Pullins  (Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, AlphaStruxure)

Peter Gross  (Managing Partner, PMG Associates)

Location: Room 10AB

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 11:05 am - 11:55 am

Pass Type: Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- Omdia, All Access- Workshop

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Microgrids can support a more flexible, efficient, resilient and sustainable smart electric grid. Microgrids are localized grids incorporating multiple distributed energy resources, like energy generators and storage systems, including renewable energy (solar, wind). They can operate intelligently and autonomously from the electric grid, contributing to the grid resiliency, and mitigating the impact of power failures for data centers. Nowadays different countries are also talking about microgrid tax credits. This panel will explore the current state of the technology, challenges, and future of microgrids.


  • The need to consider new technologies to stay competitive in the data center industry
  • Better understanding of the adoption of microgrids for data centers
  • Challenges to deploy microgrids for data centers