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    Smart Power Generation for data centers



Make money with power generation assets, save data center energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint

Gas-fired engine power plants provide a new, alternative energy source for data centers. Large internal combustion engines offer highly efficient, sustainable and cost-effective power – and replace back-up diesel generators. Redundant engine capacity can be used to sell electricity to the grid, opening a new business model for data center operators. Thanks to the efficiency of the gas engines, they provide power to the data center at lower price than grid electricity. In addition, switching to natural gas can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of a data center.


Smart power generation for data centers


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Datacenter solutions 2018





Just as the data center industry, data centers are growing - and they are growing rapidly. Both in terms of dimensions and energy demand. This creates new challenges for the industry, which relies on the continuous supply of electricity. Read more about our solutions and business models for powering data centers.

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    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: 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: 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.

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    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.







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