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Data Center World 2022
The Energy Transition Crossroads: Resiliency, Sustainability, and Data Center Economics
Allan Schurr (Chief Commercial Officer, Enchanted Rock, LLC)
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
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).