Microsoft will integrate a microgrid at a new data center in San Jose, Calif., which will use renewable natural gas (RNG) instead of diesel fuel to power its emergency backup generators. The project with Enchanted Rock advances Microsoft’s goal of moving off of diesel fuel.
A growing number of data centers are turning to vegetable oil to reduce their impact on the environment, adopting fuels based on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to fuel the generators that provide backup power, replacing diesel fuel.
Industry veteran Sean Farney has been involved in some of the most innovative projects in digital infrastructure. In our Earth Day edition of the DCF Show, Sean discusses the progress on data center sustainability, the future of backup power, and converting stores into edge data centers.
Backup generators allow critical infrastructure to remain online during outages and are critical to hospitals, data centers, airports, and water plants, among others. Kohler explores the importance of including backup power generation sources in your efforts around sustainability.
“Wet stacking” or engine slobber is a common problem faced by diesel generator operators and it can reduce engine life. Kohler Power Systems explains the feasibility and benefits of no-load exercising and how it can help to prevent wet stacking issues.
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.
Microsoft will begin using lower-carbon renewable fuel for data center generators at its cloud region in Sweden, advancing Microsoft’s goal of ending its reliance on diesel fuel by the year 2030.
The data center industry is getting greener, and moving beyond renewable power to embrace technologies to conserve water, build more efficiently and use batteries with less environmental impact. For Earth Day 2021, DCF shares recent coverage of these initiatives.
An emergency generator caught fire at a data center in Ogden, Utah, causing the full shutdown of the data center and lengthy outages for customers. The incident at WebNX follows a more serious fire that destroyed an entire OVH data center in France.
A new white paper from Kohler explores how stationary nonemergency generators can meet the EPA’s Tier 4 emissions levels. The report explains the differences between systems that are compliant through aftertreatment devices, and those that are factory-certified. It also provides guidance on how organizations like data centers can select the best solution for their situation.