Clarke Energy will be exhibiting alongside sister company Kohler SDMO at Data Centre World 2019, held at the ExCel London on 12th and 13th March. Data Centre World brings together the world’s leading minds, from industry leaders & practitioners to share their extensive wisdom and discuss the latest topics and concerns surrounding the data centre 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.
Clarke Energy installed a data centre CCP at Citibank in London which was one of the first in the UK to utilise gas engine technology for a data centre. These innovative energy efficiency measures meant the energy use can be reduced by 10% and is able to provide 71% of the electricity needed to power the data centre.