14 Feb '12, 1pm

Clean Energy Microgrid Could Power Data Centers in Colorado

Clean Energy Microgrid Could Power Data Centers in Colorado

Niobrara Data Center Energy Park LLC /via A plan for building new sustainable data centers in northeastern Colorado called the Niobrara Data Center Energy Park includes on-site renewable energy generation and infrastructure to allow the park to operate as a microgrid , meaning if there are issues occurring within the main grid, it can close off that connection and operate as its own energy island. This is a great concept for data centers as it guarantees no interruption in power to the servers. The concept for the data center energy park was created by Harrison Resource Corporation who is using C2HM Hill, an engineering firm that has done significant work on the Masdar City project , to help design and build the facilities. The data centers in the park will run on power provided by an on-site solar installation as well as nearby wind and geothermal plants . The park will h...

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