Traditionally, data centers have run using local grids with backup diesel generators, because an outage could cost a business millions of dollars. It is estimated that data centers are responsible for about 1% of all electricity consumed worldwide. As technologies grow, so does the demand for data storage, which leaves a significant carbon footprint.
Gas turbines and power modules offer stable, cost-effective solutions for data centers’ regular and emergency power needs. These systems require less space than traditional diesel generators, are easily installed and scalable, and produce fewer emissions while increasing a data center’s uptime and efficiency.
Gas power can also be integrated into hybrid data center DC architectures. In these configurations, gas generators and renewable energy- or energy storage-powered generators work together as a reliable, dispatchable power source that can help meet a data center’s needs while continuing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.