The emerging role for battery energy storage in data centres

April 01, 2021 | 00.00 GMT
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Energy storage - in the form of UPS units - in a data centre has been primarily used to fail-over to diesel generators upon power outages. There has been recent interest in using these energy storage devices (ESDs) for demand-response (DR) to either shift peak demand away from high tariff periods, or to shave demand allowing aggressive under-provisioning of the power infrastructure. Whether for making UPS more sustainability or creating synergies with grid operators, batteries are set to play a crucial role in the future of data centres. This event looks at recent innovations in battery technology and unveils best practice in energy storage for data centres.