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GridBeyond to supply BESS to Keppel data centres

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GridBeyond will be supplying BESS solutions to Keppel DC Dublin 1 and 2 at City West and Ballycoolin, Ireland.

The BESS at the two facilities, which are owned by Keppel DC REIT, will provide additional flexible capacity to the power system, helping to integrate more renewable energy sources into the energy mix, as well as supporting the grid in times peak demand.

The BESS will also add 8 MW of capacity to the grid ahead of the winter period.

The project will see the installation and management of a 2 x 2MW/2.2MWh battery at the Citywest site and a 4MW/6.1MWh battery at the Ballycoolin site.

GridBeyond will use its AI-powered energy technology platform, GridBeyond Point, to manage the sites, with the installation of the batteries expected to deliver a reduction of 240,000kg of CO₂ per year.

GridBeyond Regional Director for Ireland Denver Blemings, said: “This project shows how data centres can play a bigger role in the energy transition. It’s great to see companies, like Keppel DC REIT, use demand response programmes to support the grid and use renewable energies in the delivery of their activities.”

Gary Watson, Country Manager (Ireland) of Keppel DC REIT, added, “Leveraging this partnership with GridBeyond, Keppel DC REIT’s is able to take another step towards our 2030 net zero targets. We will also explore other ways to increase the use of renewable energy, such as installing on-site solar, to bolster our efforts to decarbonise our operations.”

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