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Smart Power Generation for data centers

Reduce your carbon footprint, increase profitability, and reduce entry barriers to an optimal solution

Wärtsilä's solutions are designed to meet the needs of your data center, providing a competitive advantage in place of using local electricity supply. The flexibility and efficiency of our engines enables you to maximize the usage of renewables and to choose from back-up or baseload fuel alternatives like clean natural gas or biogas.

Gas-fired power generation offers a small carbon footprint, but also emits very low levels of local pollutants. Gas engines are so efficient that you can use extra capacity to generate revenues, as excess capacity of the electricity can be sold to the grid, providing options for new business models for data center operators. Wärtsilä solutions can be owned and operated by an independent power producer or local utility, enabling you to sell power or backup capacity without a large up-front investment.






Wärtsilä Modular Block is a pre-fabricated, modular, configurable and expandable solution for customers desiring a power generation facility with fast delivery and flexible expandability.






DOWNLOADS

Smart Power Generation for Data Centers - White Paper

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white paper


Data Center Solutions

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brochure 


Gas power for data centers

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case study




Business Models for Data Centers

Today, a modern gas engine energy center can be used to open up completely new business models for data center owners and operators. Three different models for three different scenarios. Take a look at what works best for you - and enable the transition to 100% renewables use on site. 








    Business model 1


    Business model 1: Merchant plant + emergency power
    • An independent power producer (IPP) or the data center operator builds a gas engine power plant at the data center site.
    • IPP sells electricity to the market on merchant basis. Data center purchases electricity from the market.

    • Data center operator and IPP sign an emergency supply contract. In case of grid failures, the data center receives emergency power from the engine power plant.

    Benefits

    • No need to buy and maintain emergency diesel power generators

    • Gas engines provide back-up power with less emissions than would be caused by testing and operating diesel equipment

    • No investments in unused assets – equipment used for emergencies is also serving other purpose



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    Business model 2

    Business model 2: Primary power

    • IPP or data center operator builds a gas engine power plant at the data center site.

    • Power plant serves as the primary source of power for the data center, providing the required redundancy. The redundancy capacity is used to sell electricity to the market.

    • Optional heat recovery systems are used to generate cooling power for the data center. Waste heat can also be sold for local district heating.

    Benefits

    • Power for the data center is generated from natural gas at competitive cost and with low environmental footprint.
    • Using hear recovery for data center cooling may reduce electricity demand.
    • Data center operator gets more flexibility in choosing the site. Strong power grid is no longer required.
    • New source of revenue - selling electricity and heat to the market
    • Avoid investing in emergency-only diesel generators


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    Business model 3

    Business model 3: Primary power

    • IPP or data center operator builds a gas engine power plant at the data center site.

    • Power plant serves as the primary source of power for the data center, providing the required redundancy. The redundancy capacity is used to sell electricity to the market.

    • Optional heat recovery systems are used to generate cooling power for the data center. Waste heat can also be sold for local district heating.

    Benefits

    • Easier to choose a site for the data center - grid connection availability is no longer a constraint.

    • Faster data center development - construction of a gas engine power plant takes less time than arranging and building a high-capacity grid connection.

    • Using gas engines makes any additional back-up power system unnecessary.


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    Go green with a reduced carbon footprint

    Using natural gas power plant as the primary source for a data center lowers the CO² emissions compared to grid power in the US and Europe.

    Specific CO2 Emissions datacenters




    Want to know more about our solutions for data centers?

    REGISTER NOW TO WATCH THE RECORDING

    Watch our webinar recording where we show how you can earn money using your data center back up power generation assets. In addition to earning money with a seemingly dead asset you will also significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your data center when you implement our solution. 

    Our expert Adam Rajewski presents Wärtsilä's business models and technical solution for data centers.




    Related downloads

    Data Center Solutions

    Data center solutions brochure


    Smart Power Generation for Data Centers - Leaflet

    Smart Power Generation
    for data centers leaflet


    Gas power for data centers

    Gas power for data centers 
    case study




    Smart Power Generation for Data Centers - White Paper

    Smart Power Generation for
    data centers whitepaper


    Data center - UK presentation

    Download our data center UK
    presentation to learn more!






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