Intelligent Data Centres Issue 32 - Page 59

Unique solution for energy companies to use excess energy to power HPC data centres

the energy surplus of one economy with the energy deficit of the other , we have launched a groundbreaking ESG solution ,” said Ingvil Smines Tybring- Gjedde , CEO and Co-founder of Earth Wind & Power and former Norwegian Minister of National Public Security and Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy .

Earth Wind & Power ( EWP ), a leading innovator in creating a sustainable bridge between excess energy and the exponentially growing demand for power for the High Performance Computing industry , has announced it has signed a Letter of Intent ( LoI ) for a Strategic Alliance with Cloud & Heat Technologies ( C & H ), a specialist in secure and energy-efficient digital infrastructures .

Leveraging the complementary strengths of both firms , as well as their joint commitment to deliver sustainable , costeffective and energy efficient solutions , the partnership aims to develop , deploy and market sustainable digital infrastructures for High Performance Computing ( HPC ) and other data centre applications that can be used across a wide variety of markets .
The alliance will benefit from EWP ’ s expertise in turning excess energy from wind , solar , geo-thermal and gas into power for modular HPC data centres as well as C & H ’ s strength in developing and operating secure and sustainable digital infrastructures .
For this purpose , EWP will purchase data centre infrastructure from C & H and
commission the Dresden-based company to set up , operate and maintain the unit .
By deploying modular and scalable data centres around the world at locations with excess energy , EWP can exploit this energy for HPC and other data centre services when no other offtake is commercially viable . A unique aspect of EWP ’ s and C & H ’ s combined solution is a cutting-edge water-cooling system , meaning their units are not restricted by climate conditions and can therefore facilitate data centre applications globally in extreme conditions that would otherwise not be viable .
EWP ’ s solution offers energy companies within wind , solar , geo-thermal and fossil fuel markets a powerful and unique ESG solution for utilising their excess energy , while creating new commercial value and enhancing ESG standards . Similarly , host governments can benefit from support for their own net-zero targets , as well as enhanced data sovereignty by increasing sovereign data centre capacity .
“ This collaboration is a major important step not only for our two companies , but for the global energy and data centre industry as a whole . By matching
“ We are very happy about this cooperation as all partners share the same vision of a sustainable digital future and optimally contribute their respective strengths from the very beginning . This is a joint pioneering achievement that could be replicated in other markets in the future and a great example of what can happen when you work together beyond your own traditional value creation levels . Earth Wind & Power has a huge network and is opening up important new markets for us .
“ This also applies to countries that may be underserved and have insufficient access to compute resources ,” said Nicolas Röhrs , CEO and Co-founder of Cloud & Heat Technologies . ◊
THIS COLLABORATION IS A MAJOR IMPORTANT STEP NOT ONLY FOR OUR TWO COMPANIES , BUT FOR THE GLOBAL ENERGY AND DATA CENTRE INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE .
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