Huawei to accelerate energy transition for greener ICT

Fang Liangzhou, Vice President of Huawei Digital Power, released the latest “Site Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Distributed Energy Storage System (DESS) Solution” and “SmartDC, a Large-Scale Data Center Solution in the Intelligent Computing Era,” promoting operators’ green and low-carbon transition.

Huawei site VPP solution is the industry’s first end-to-end solution, including the energy aggregation platform, intelligent gateways, and intelligent lithium batteries. It helps operators and tower vendors build simple, intelligent, and convergent site VPP systems to efficiently develop electric power services.

This solution uses the self-networking mode to decouple electric power services from telecom services on the live network. One VPP system can participate in multiple services, such as peak staggering, demand-side response, and frequency response. In addition, software algorithms are used to intelligently optimize energy scheduling, improving benefits of VPP services.

To meet the requirements of high density and high computing power in the intelligent computing era, Huawei launches the SmartDC solution for large-scale data centers. The solution incorporates integrated power supply, prefabrication, and distributed cooling to build reliable, simplified, and sustainable computing infrastructure, accelerating operators’ transition to carbon neutrality.

Integrated power supply: The power system adopts integrated design. One power system is provided in one row, reducing the footprint by 30%. The full-link efficiency is improved from 95.4% to 98.4% in S-ECO mode, reducing loss by 70%. Based on the iPower feature, all links are visible, and the devices can be monitored with the service life predictable, evolving from passive response to AI predictive maintenance.

Prefabrication: Huawei’s outdoor PowerPODs adopt modular design and provide integrated and prefabricated cooling and power equipment, implementing on-demand outdoor deployment and flexible capacity expansion. Through prefabrication and pre-commissioning before delivery, the system is instantly available upon connection, shortening the delivery period by 40% and achieving optimal TTM. Five-star quality is ensured through product design of engineering and standard production and quality inspection.

Distributed cooling: The cooling system maximizes free cooling sources, supports one heat exchange, automatically switches between three working modes, and automatically adjusts cooling capacity based on the load, saving water and electricity. The PUE can be reduced to 1.15. In addition, the system uses a distributed cooling architecture and has a small fault domain, ensuring that the fault of a single system does not impact the entire system. This brings high reliability, with system availability reaching 99.9999%.

According to Mr. Fang, Huawei Digital Power integrates digital and power electronics technologies to build simplified and green sites and intelligent VPP solutions, as well as reliable, simplified, and sustainable data centers, helping operators transform from energy consumers to energy prosumers.

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