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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 Path to Renewables is Missing a Bridge

Gavin McQueen  (President and COO, Sage Power and Reliability Company)

Date: Monday, March 28

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pass type: All Access - Get your pass now!

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Workshop

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Recommended as a 75 minute, interactive workshop, but it could also be a 60-minute presentation.
The presentation will be updated in real time to reflect the lastest data available.

SPARC was formed to make Natural Gas a greener power option. It is through these efforts we feel that Natural Gas is not only viable for backup power generation, but also as a primary power source for microgrids and datacenters and can do so by offering low carbon and carbon neutral power solutions while removing NOX and SOX as an environmentally friendly option. With the amount of land required for solar and wind, it's time to make better use of the natural gas stores below the ground in conjunction with (or in lieu of) land intensive options. Advancements by natural gas technologies allow us to provide clean, reliable energy to the data center sector at the edge and hyperscale alike.

This discussion will focus on how the addition of Renewables impacts the reliability of the grid. We plan to show attendees that the path to sustainability does not rely solely on these Renewables, and must include Natural Gas as a partner in the Energy Transition. We will highlight some of the practices and policies in the ERCOT market that made the situation created by Winter Storm Uri substatinally worse by cutting off critical natural gas reserves, as viewed from an upstream operator's perspective.

Additionally, we will discuss the Carbon cycle, where it comes from, how we can capture it before it ever enters the atmosphere, and what Carbon Sequestration looks like. This, we hope, will encourage attendees to think more broadly about how they can meet their sustainability goals. There is no "one size fits all" solution to Environmental impact, and we all must do our part to make it better.

Takeaway

- Better understanding of ERCOT and how its policy impacts the national grid
- Grid failure and where the Power Supply went wrong
- Attendees will be prompted to think about what "renewable" really means for Datacenter reliability
- Learn how Natural Gas can be a primary power source without impacting the environment
- Learn about Carbon Capture and Sequestration as a Low Carbon/Carbon Neutral alternative to Renewables

Intended Audience

- Better understanding of ERCOT and how its policy impacts the national grid
- Grid failure and where the Power Supply went wrong
- Attendees will be prompted to think about what "renewable" really means for Datacenter reliability
- Learn how Natural Gas can be a primary power source without impacting the environment
- Learn about Carbon Capture and Sequestration as a Low Carbon/Carbon Neutral alternative to Renewables