Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 10 - Page 55

FEATURE : DATA CENTERS power and solar power depend on the wind and the sun to get the energy and transform it into electricity . When these two resources cannot be productive , other production sources are needed or it ’ s necessary to store the energy produced from previous days , which is not easy either .
In general , UPSs are typically used to protect hardware such as computers , servers , data centers , telecommunications equipment and other electrical equipment where an unforeseen power outage could lead to injury , serious business interruption or data loss .
Battery energy storage associated with the UPS is often dedicated to loading protection in a utility power failure but is usually not used during regular operations .
When connected to a line interactive UPS , the batteries serve a dual purpose : they can be maximized to support services that can balance the electricity grid , such as regulating frequency when the utility is present but unstable or managing demand when specific market conditions favor disconnection from the electricity grid .
The amount of energy committed to electrical grid services depends on different variables and one of them is the number of batteries used . It is possible to set up a custom energy storage system with many UPS systems and a small number of battery banks or a small UPS with many battery banks . Different variants affect power availability and operating times .
By applying innovation , industry in general and also Vertiv have developed smart , grid-interactive uninterruptible power supply units to help stabilize power grids , which have regulated supply spikes and demand .
Due to these innovations , data centers nowadays can offer innovative technologies for transitioning from energy-intensive resources to energy reserves . It is essential for the future that they play a more active role in supporting the electricity grid and also be more intelligent in their energy consumption .
However , for this to become a reality , it will depend not only on innovation , but also on legislation . Positive steps are also being taken on these fronts , as a large number of countries have begun to open up their power grids and power generation systems in recent years , offering new opportunities for consumers and industry to participate in the market .
All of this will result in the decarbonization of energy and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations , allowing large data centers to consume less energy and be protagonists in the viability of renewable energies and the sustainability of our industry . p
Vicente Chiralt , Senior Director , Field Marketing and Channel Marketing , Vertiv

THE JOINT ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF AMAZON ,

GOOGLE , MICROSOFT , FACEBOOK AND APPLE EXCEEDS 45 TERAWATT-

HOURS PER YEAR , AS MUCH AS NEW ZEALAND CONSUMES DURING THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME .

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