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Data Center Microgrids: Planning for Your Microgrid

Jan. 9, 2023

The energy grid is increasingly vulnerable to outages thanks to aging infrastructure and the growing impact of climate change. Traditionally, data centers have turned to uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and generators to provide backup power, but these solutions do not provide the resiliency, energy management, cost and sustainability benefits of a microgrid.

In this white paper, the second in a three-part series, you’ll learn how to plan for a microgrid that will provide the capabilities and functionality needed for a data center to achieve its strategic resilience objectives. The paper outlines how to understand power and energy assessments, varying strategies for resilient systems, siting requirements and systems integration.

The white paper also outlines the changes that need to be made to operations once a microgrid is deployed versus a typical UPS solution.