The challenge of grid flexibility
The current geopolitical situation, which creates uncertainty about energy security and price fluctuations, comes at a time when electricity systems around the world already face serious challenges.
In recent years, to achieve decarbonization targets and improving economics, many countries are shifting the electricity production to renewable energy sources. Since renewable energy is intermittent, and energy must be consumed close to the time it is produced, this shift increases the volatility of energy supply flowing through the electricity grid – which needs to stay perfectly balanced in terms of energy supply and demand in order to function and avoid blackouts.
Providing a solution with grid-interactive systems
How data centers can benefit
- Comply with standards and achieve operational continuity
- Contribute to the stability of the network and support the community, becoming a good “citizen of the grid”
- Transform some of their electricity costs into revenue sources, using existing infrastructure and without significant additional capital expenditure
- Achieve more effective everyday energy management strategies through awareness of potential energy savings/optimizations
- Help reduce carbon emissions by providing the flexibility needed in order to eliminate fossil-fuel fired power plants needed during “peak load” moments to maintain grid stability.