Microgrids can provide data centers with new options on how to provision and manage power, offering more ways to add renewables and improve uptime. Our 6 DCF Roundtable experts explore the future of data center microgrids.
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.
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.
Learn how a microgrid offers more than just backup power generation, including the capabilities that can allow microgrids to help modernize energy sources and how they are managed. This continues our special report series via Enchanted Rock.
The electric grid is more than just generation and transmission infrastructure. Learn why data center leaders must understand the power paradigm shift in this special report series courtesy of Enchanted Rock.
Many large power consumers, like data centers, have corporate objectives of carbon neutrality, but find themselves having to achieve this through buying carbon credits to offset their carbon output. John Gould, Chief Revenue Officer of Enchanted Rock explores how hybrid microgrids can help data centers, and other large energy users, lead the way when it comes to achieving their net-zero carbon emission goals.
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.
The data center industry is on the lookout for ways to better meet society’s demand for “constant connectivity, content delivery, and a myriad of business and personal necessities.” That’s according to a new special report from Data Center Frontier in partnership with Microgrid Knowledge and distributer energy leader Enchanted Rock that explores the growing symbiotic relationship between microgrids and data centers.
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.