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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).

The Energy Transition Crossroads: Resiliency, Sustainability, and Data Center Economics

Allan Schurr  (Chief Commercial Officer, Enchanted Rock, LLC)

Location: 8ABC

Date: Thursday, March 31

Time: 9:40 am - 10:30 am

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

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Enchanted Rock, LLC

The data center industry is at an exciting and critical crossroad: balancing explosive growth, rising costs, lofty sustainability goals, and a stressed electric grid that can no longer guarantee local capacity for power-intensive data center operations. How are operators solving this complex equation and future proofing operations for a net zero economy?
In this session, we examine technologies and hybrid models that continue to evolve as data centers navigate their way through the energy transition. We'll discuss the growing role of the dual purpose microgrid in addressing: critical local resiliency, reducing underlying data center build costs, and stabilizing the local grid to support communities and accelerate adoption of more renewable power.


• Understand modern options to maintain data center operational resiliency, reduce underlying costs, and improve sustainability story through vastly reduced emissions and local grid stability.
• Understand how dual purpose microgrids not only provide valuable local grid stability, but also how they tie into data center providers' local community support and further improve other environmental considerations (e.g. sound pollution).