Beyond Diesel: Sustainable Onsite Power for Data Centers

Oct. 28, 2021
A growing number of data center operators are looking to reduce or eliminate onsite diesel generators. But what will take their place? Join DCF’s Rich Miller on November 4, 2021 at 2pm as he discusses data center microgrids with Carsten Baumann of Schneider Electric.

A growing number of data center operators are looking to reduce or eliminate onsite diesel generators. But what will take their place? Microgrids are one of the top contenders to provide sustainable onsite power for data centers because they offer resilience. With a microgrid, data centers can operate independently of the grid during outages and times of crisis. Data center microgrids can also integrate renewable energy sources, which can reduce carbon emissions.

If you’re not familiar with microgrids, you may be concerned about the complexity and reliability of the technology. But, they’ve been around for decades – we just didn’t call them microgrids twenty years ago. Today’s microgrids are a source of dynamic power that can seamlessly integrate electricity from a number of distributed sources.

Watch on demand, at no cost, for the webinar “Beyond Diesel: Sustainable Onsite Power for Data Centers."

Join Data Center Frontier’s Editor in Chief Rich Miller for an hour long webinar, now available to watch on demand. Rich discusses why data center operators should consider integrating a microgrid into their design. He’s joined by Carsten Baumann, Director Strategic Initiative & Solution Architect at Schneider Electric, one of the leading players in the microgrid space. Kevin Normandeau, the publisher of Microgrid Knowledge, also joins in the discussion.

Viewers will learn how microgrids give data centers the ability to generate their own renewable and sustainable power onsite. Rich, Carsten and Kevin discuss:

  • Data center power options
  • The limitations, risks, and misconceptions of implementing microgrids

The video includes a question and answer session recorded during the event, where attendees the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

Don’t miss this webinar and discussion. Watch “Beyond Diesel: Sustainable Onsite Power for Data Centers” on demand today. 

About the Author

Kathy Hitchens

Kathy Hitchens has been writing professionally for more than 30 years. She focuses on the renewable energy, electric vehicle, utility, data center, and financial services sectors. Kathy has a BFA from the University of Arizona and a MBA from the University of Denver.  

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