Data Centres continue to cut emissions while enabling grid innovation.
The global pandemic and resulting lockdown have brought society’s growing dependence on data into sharp focus. Whether due to remote working or home entertainment, the increase in video streaming alone caused a 40% surge in data between February and April 2020.
Even before lockdown, our data consumption was on well-established long-term growth trajectory. Gartner predicts that 30% of the workforce will be working from home by 2024. Data centre electricity use is likely to increase about fifteen-fold by 2030 to 8% projected total global electricity demand.
To meet this increase in electricity use, and keep carbon emissions to a minimum, data centre operators need an energy strategy now more than ever.