Data Centres: The elephant in the room to achieve net-zero targets?

 

📅  9th November | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm UK time

📍 Online

💡 Event organised by Cambridge Cleantech and Novazure

🎫 Free for members

 

Indeed, this overlooked topic is not to be ignored as it combines two of the biggest drivers of carbon emissions: energy production and the building sector. In Ireland, Data Centres accounts for 14% of the country’s electricity demand. Estimates vary, but evidence suggests that data centres consume more than 2% of global electricity and a similar share of carbon emissions. For example, a conventionally powered 10 MW data centre is responsible for nearly 90,000 metric tons of CO2 annually at full operation. We cannot ignore captured carbon from the construction itself either.

To understand and reduce the impact of data centres, we need to look at their main challenges and solutions (e.g. TCO modelling, or HVO fuel which eliminates up to 90% of net CO2). With that in mind, there is also an increasing amount of factors, such as new players coming into the datacentre segment, new entrants with low levels of knowledge and experience, and existing players that need to rethink their current approach to stay relevant.

 

Across start-ups, scale-ups, corporates and investors, come and join us to learn and/or exchange green datacentre thought leadership. Whether it’s to learn about the topic, to bring valuable insight, or to suggest solutions from other sectors, we hope to see you there.