Energy Efficiency

  • 11th Datacloud Awards: Winners announced

    BroadGroup, the information media technology and professional services company, has announced the winners of the prestigious 11th Datacloud Awards.

  • A move in the right direction

    Olha Benesyuk is convinced that moving power intensive installations up to the cooler regions in the north is the best way forward for the European data centre sector. The Nordic region is leading the race to become the world’s prime location for data centres. Industry giants such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are leading by example, having already established facilities in the north.

  • Alfen supplies integrated energy storage solution for EV charging test site of ElaadNL

    Energy solutions specialist, Alfen has been chosen by knowledge and innovation centre ElaadNL to supply an integrated energy storage solution for an electric vehicle (EV) charging test site in Arnhem, the Netherlands. This project complements Alfen’s previous assignments for ElaadNL consisting of Alfen’s EV charging equipment, load balancing charging plaza and substation for the connection to the grid. Together with the new storage facility, this integrated system provides ElaadNL with full testing capabilities around smart EV charging.

  • Are data centres sacrificing reliability for efficiency?

    According to findings from the Uptime Institute’s eighth annual Data Centre Survey, data centre efficiency is the best it’s ever been, yet outages are on the rise.

  • Ask how much does a rack really cost you?

    How much does it cost to run a datacentre? This is probably a question that you have asked yourself many times over, especially when your energy invoices arrive at the end of the month and you’re baffled by unexpected costs and rises in energy expenditure, Mark Gaydos investigates. 

  • Big Energy Saving Week: Smart changes for your data centre

    Vincent de Rul, director of Energy Solutions at EDF Energy highlights the importance of understanding the energy use in your data centre and outlines some of the key ways you can make the most of it.

  • CNet releases new next generation data centre education programmes

    CNet Training, a specialist in technical education for the data centre and network infrastructure sectors, has released new industry approved technical education programmes for data centre professionals.

  • Collaboration brings affordable clean energy

    French independent power producer Neoen got together with Schneider Electric over the summer to sign a joint initiative to provide more affordable and reliable clean energy. The collaboration introduces a 750 MW Conext SmartGenTM multi-year framework agreement on three continents and includes conversion stations composed of 1500V inverters, medium voltage switchgear, transformers, and complete monitoring and control system, as well as lifecycle maintenance services.  

  • Colo hall opened in Stockholm data centre

    Nordic data centre operator DigiPlex has opened a new server hall in its Stockholm data centre to meet increasing customer demand.

  • Data analysed for a better pint

    A US brewery has deployed a data analysis software system to bring the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics to its factory floor.

  • Data centre demand set to push up Irish energy prices

    Energy prices in Ireland are likely to rise in the coming years, partly as a result of greater electricity demand from data centres.

  • Data centre energy efficiency: 2018 Best Practice guidelines for the EU Code of Conduct

    A new technical report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commision's science and knowledge service, outlines the best practices on data centre efficiency according to the EU Code of Conduct.

  • Data centre keeps its cool

    Ambient cooling and plenty of low-carbon hydro power is making the Arctic a viable site for data centres. Alan Beresford explains how EcoCooling is taking advantage of the climate at the award winning Hydro66 data centre in Boden, Sweden

  • Data centre trends: What will matter to IT managers in 2018

    Digital transformation is in full swing, to the extent that at least half global value creation could be digitised by 2021, according to a forecast from market researchers. Faced with high electricity costs, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to modernise the IT landscape and make their data centre operations more efficient, writes special correspondent Clive Partridge.


  • Demand response is key to UK’s energy future

    The UK has more than 4GW of stored power in UPS units and this could be a valuable additional resource to tackle the country’s energy dilemma. Power manufacturer Riello UPS is urging industry to consider energy storage to reduce pressure on the UK’s power grid, according to Leo Craig, general manager of Riello UPS.

  • EcoDataCenter to launch world’s first carbon-positive data centre

    With data centres expected to consume as much as 20% of the world’s energy within only a few years, the deployment of energy efficient data centres is crucial. Swedish developer of climate-positive data centres EcoDataCenter has taken a global lead in this segment and is now launching the first carbon positive data centre in the world, in Falun in central Sweden.

  • EkkoSense to support upcoming UK ASHRAE Conference

    EkkoSense, a UK-based data centre thermal optimisation specialist, has been invited to speak at the upcoming ASHRAE CRC 18 Conference, taking place 6th - 7th September at Loughborough University.

  • Engineering value remains a key driver in the supply chain

    Steve Martin, head of specialist groups at the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), looks at how value engineering principles can help data centre procurement.

  • Extend the working day

    The APC Mobile Power Pack range of high-capacity, high-efficiency external battery packs is designed to provide mobile charging for all smartphone and tablets – or any device which can be charged using a USB cable. The lightweight external batteries enable a greater range of apps to be used for longer periods, a Schneider Electric spokesman explained.

  • Facebook invests 1.4bn in first Singapore data centre

    Facebook is to spend 1.4 billion on its first data centre in Singapore, a facility that promises to ‘support hundreds of jobs’.

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