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This is the presentation I gave at the Le Web3 conference on Energy Demand Management.

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  • 1. An environmental riff -- where technology fits in Tom Raftery blog: tomrafteryit.net blog: synergymodule.com blog: cix.ie podcast: podleaders.com email: tom@tomrafteryit.net
  • 2. Background • Social media? • Building a Data Centre • Cork Internet eXchange (CIX) • First in Ireland outside Dublin
  • 3. Geek Porn!
  • 4. Geek Porn!
  • 5. Geek Porn!
  • 6. Geek Porn!
  • 7. Geek Porn!
  • 8. Geek Porn!
  • 9. Geek Porn!
  • 10. Geek Porn!
  • 11. Energy Efficiency?
  • 12. Energy Efficiency? • Data Centre costs • Staffing • Connectivity • Energy • => focus on energy
  • 13. Energy efficient DC Standard DC CIX 33% 12% Chiller 3% <1% Humidifier 9% 4% CRAC 30% 80% IT Equipment 5% 0.01% PDU 18% <2% UPS 1% <1% Lighting 1% 1% Switch Gear
  • 14. National Energy picture Electricity Wind Energy Wind Demand 5GW max 0.9GW max 6.5% 2006 avg 1.8GW min 0.0GW min
  • 15. National Energy picture Electricity Wind Energy Wind Demand 10GW max 6.3GW max 33% 2025 avg 3.6 GW min 0.0GW min
  • 16. The Problem! • Wind energy de-stabilises • Grid infrastructure max’d • 2GW outstanding
  • 17. Wind supply problems
  • 18. out of sync Wind Supply Energy Demand
  • 19. 2007 energy situation Electricity Wind Energy Wind Demand 5GW max 0.9GW max 2006 6.5% 1.8GW min 0.0GW min
  • 20. 2025 energy situation Electricity Wind Energy Wind Demand 10GW max 6.3GW max 2025 33% 3.6 GW min 0.0GW min
  • 21. 2025 energy situation s arm Electricity Wind Energy Wind nd f Demand i ff w ut o 10GW max 6.3GW max 2025 33% ’t sh 3.6 GW min 0.0GW min Can
  • 22. 3 Energy strategies • Build a hyper energy-efficient DC • Network data centres • Energy Demand Management
  • 23. DC Power Network • Network DC Power systems • Generate power by day, consume surplus power by night • Give control of network to TSO • TSO can now buy more wind power
  • 24. More Geek Porn!
  • 25. Energy Demand Management • Can’t control supply • => Control demand • => Energy Demand Management (EDM)
  • 26. EDM Incentives • Single Energy Market • Reduced energy costs • Reduced carbon footprint
  • 27. EDM Strategies • Demand reduction • Energy time-shift • Demand stimulation
  • 28. Demand reduction • Diesel Generators • Heating and • Cooling Thermostat Control
  • 29. Energy time-shift • Refrigeration • Ice Bank Air Conditioning • Storage heating • Smart Domestic Appliances
  • 30. Demand Stimulation • Swimming Pool Heating • Plug In Hybrid Vehicles • H2 production
  • 31. Last bit of Geek Porn!
  • 32. Synergy Module Eirgrid NCC Synergy Module NCC Synergy Synergy Synergy Synergy Module Module Module Module Diesel Refrigeration Ice Bank PIHV Generator
  • 33. Conclusion • Wind power has massive potential • Wreaks havoc on grid • EDM can counter the instability • => Greater use of wind energy
  • 34. Final Word
  • 35. References • Uptime Institute - upsite.com • APC - apc.com • GE - ge.com • CIX Energy Efficiency White Paper - www.cix.ie/air- conditioning-efficiency-at-the-cix-data-centre • Synergy Module - synergymodule.com • Eirgrid - eirgrid.ie
  • 36. Thanks Tom Raftery Blogs: cix.ie tomrafteryit.net synergymodule.com Email: tom@tomrafteryit.net