Planning new data centres to help the energy grid

A data center is the place where energy and digital comes together. For an efficient energy system the energy infrastructure providers are relying more on digital solutions. The growth of digital makes it even more critical to fully focus on energy efficiency in a data centre. How can we let the IT side work with the facility side? The bigger the data centre, the more efficient they get and the less they get understood, yet it is vital that we plan new data centres in a way that it helps the energy grid, in a way it can connect to existing heat networks or makes investment in heat distribution possible. How can we work together with government and legislators to manage this together? How can we kickstart more research into energy storage and do this by working together internationally? Do we have enough people available to do all this? All these questions will be answered in Stijn’s presentation.

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