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Data Center World 2022

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 2022 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics - all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Smart grid ready UPS for a more sustainable data center

Levy, Moises (PhD)  (Principal Analyst - Data center physical infrastructure, OMDIA)

Location: 8ABC

Date: Wednesday, March 30

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard - Get your pass now!

Track: Emerging Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All


Data centers are responsible for about 1% of electricity consumption worldwide. Operators deploy UPSs in data centers to minimize disruptions caused by unstable electric supply, enhancing data center reliability. New technologies allow UPSs to interact with the electric grid. UPSs with such capabilities are commonly referred to as smart grid ready, grid support, grid interactive, distributed energy resources, as a reserve, or energy aware. We will refer to them as smart grid ready UPS for this presentation. Smart grid ready UPS and energy storage systems contribute to more efficient and sustainable energy use and to system flexibility, enabling the integration of variable renewable energy resources.


* Create awareness to understand smart grid ready UPS technology.
* Learn about the different modes of operation of smart grid ready UPS.
* Recognize how smart grid ready UPS and energy storage systems can contribute for an even more sustainable data center.
* The importance and challenges of integrating renewable energy resources into the power equation in data centers.