Clarke Energy will be exhibiting at DataCentres Ireland 2018 on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st November 2018 at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). The event is sponsored by Kohler Power Systems and Clarke Energy will be co-exhibiting on stand 201 alongside other Kohler Company owned businesses Kohler SDMO and Pure Power Systems demonstrating the global strength of the organisation across the power industry.
High energy users such as data centres are realising the potential benefits of deploying gas-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) plants in the UK. For data centres as there is a primary requirement for cooling rather than heating – combined cooling and power (CCP) – using absorption chillers to convert surplus heat to cold water that can be utilised in their process. This trigeneration technology enables the data centre to reduce operational costs, carbon emissions and in parallel generate stable supplies of power that can be relied upon. Gas engine based captive power plants not only offer the ability to deliver energy security, they can also improve energy efficiency and environmental performance.
A data centre project undertaken by Clarke Energy is Citibank Data Centre, which was one of the first of its kind due to The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) backing its first project in the financial services sector. The investment was made by GIB’s fund manager Sustainable Development Capital (SDCL). The project will reduce Citi’s costs and its greenhouse gas emissions. It will make a meaningful contribution to reducing the data centre’s running costs. The CCP system will generate 71% of the electricity needed to power the data centre in Lewisham, London. It will also provide cooling for the servers housed in the data centre. Citi currently uses mains electricity from the national grid and relies on back-up diesel generators.