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Unlocking The Full Potential of Data Centers Through Grid Services

Millie Knowlton  (Director - Strategy, CPower)

Ray Berkebile  (VP - Engineering, CPower)

Chris Sweet  (EH&S Director, CloudHQ)

Michael Mindell  (Senor National Account Executive , CPower)

Location: Room 206

Date: Tuesday, April 16

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

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Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

With the growth of data centers across the country, data center operators are under pressure to reduce their environmental footprint, while maintaining core business 24/7/365 uptime for their customers. As an essential service, data centers typically feature built-in redundancy for both power and cooling to maintain ongoing reliability. However, these redundant systems can be used for more than just a fail-safe. By enrolling back-up systems in grid services programs, data centers can create an additional revenue stream and test their back-up systems while still having access to utility power.

In this presentation, representatives from CPower and CloudHQ will discuss how participation in grid services programs can unlock the full potential of data centers' energy assets as well as enhance their resilience and support their sustainability initiatives. Attendees will learn how data centers can maximize the value of their distributed energy resources (DERs) while contributing to a cleaner and more energy efficient grid through virtual power plants (VPPs).


In this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • How data center operators can ensure that participation in grid services programs enhance their own reliability needs.
  • How data centers can serve their local grids and communities by becoming part of a virtual power plant
  • How to gain additional revenue streams by utilizing redundant power and cooling systems
  • How energy efficient data centers are viewed and rewarded as a valuable capacity resource by the grid