There are still a lot of misconceptions about natural gas as a clean, reliable fuel source to power an entire data center in emergency situations. Erik Brumbaugh of Enchanted Rock addresses some of the common myths around the use of natural gas.
Increasingly severe weather events and the resulting power outages (some lasting weeks) exacerbate challenges to grid reliability. Enchanted Rock explores how dual purpose microgrids can offer both value to site hosts as well as stability to the grid at large.
Given goals for a cleaner U.S. power supply, utilities and policymakers may be seeking alternatives to a strategy of deploying diesel generators for backup power/resilience. Enchanted Rock compares microgrid solutions to see which alternative to diesel backup power can provide resilience while reducing emissions.
There’s more to microgrids than you might think. If you’ve never looked at microgrids as a real option for your data center, enterprise, or specific use-case, it might be an excellent moment to explore these solutions.