Data Center World 2024
Transforming Big Networks: How a Network Project at AT&T's Data Center Yielded Big Cash Incentives
Geoff Overland (IT & Telecom Services Manager, Willdan)
Danny McIalwain (Sr. Data Center Operations Manager, AT&T)
Location: Room 202A
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Track: Sustainability Strategies, from Power to Recycling
Session Type: Conference Session
Vault Recording: TBD
Audience Level: All Audiences
As AT&T continues to grow their national network, several legacy equipment projects were identified at their Tier 1 data center sites throughout the country.
This session will provide a deep dive into a single large capital project from among a national portfolio of projects. AT&T's data center in the Seattle area replaced aging equipment while delivering substantial energy savings. The existing UPSs were approaching the end of life and were operating at a much lower efficiency when compared to newer models. The local electric utility energy efficiency program was engaged to help provide a cash incentive for the project. The substantial energy savings allowed the electric utility to offer a cash incentive approaching $1,800,000.
This session will share the high-level project budget numbers, plus provide a detailed energy savings analysis provided to the utility for authorizing the program cash incentive.
- A detailed project case study surrounding AT&T's legacy equipment
- Impacts from the capital project
- Detailed energy savings analysis
- Electric utility energy efficiency program overview