Why energy strategy is key to data centre growth

Why energy strategy is key to data centre growth

Learn how embracing a comprehensive energy strategy can create a foundation to meet the challenges of reducing carbon emissions, increasing profitability, enhancing operational resilience and supporting a dynamic grid system.

New white paper from Enel X sets out strategies for data centres to cut emissions and enable grid innovation.

Developing a comprehensive energy strategy gives data centre operators a foundation to meet the challenges of reducing carbon emissions and to manage the effect of their growth on grid capacity. An effective energy strategy will optimise efficiency, support procurement strategy, and offer pathways to co-operate with energy companies and grid operators.

Business drivers

Despite the exponential growth in data and workloads, historical energy demand from data centres has increased only modestly over the past 10 years. However, as our demand for data grows, it will become harder to rely on further efficiency improvements to keep electricity demand down. There will come a point where electricity use will accelerate and sourcing clean energy will be the only way to limit emissions.

Managing grid capacity needs collaboration

If data centre operators are to continue to expand their operations, they will need to work with energy companies to both reduce carbon emissions and increase grid stability. Enel X has published this energy strategy white paper aimed at helping data centres to thrive as good grid citizens.

Learn how embracing a comprehensive energy strategy can create a foundation to meet the challenges of:

  • reducing carbon emissions
  • increasing profitability
  • enhancing operational resilience
  • supporting a dynamic grid system

By taking action that supports grid stability and furthers the growth of renewable energy use, data centres can contribute to a more secure energy future for everyone, while simultaneously clearing a pathway for their own growth.