Commercial, GHG Emissions - November 4, 2021
Digihost Cuts Marginal Carbon Emissions With Demand Response Tech
Digihost Technology recently avoided nearly 150 metric tons of marginal CO2 through just 29 hours of demand response management at its data center in Buffalo, N.Y.
The data center provider deployed a demand-side energy management program in order to maximize the value of their distributed energy resources. Digital Realty also recently deployed the technology to reduce emissions and cut energy use.
The two data center providers are working with CPower through its CPowered Performance Solutions for Data Centers program to improve power reliability, reduce emissions, and lower energy costs. Digital Realty and Digihost Technology will be able to use the system to assess the energy use at a given site and identify a plan for curtailment considering all possible scenarios the facility may experience.
“Digihost, through its DigiGreen initiative as well as being a signatory on the Crypto Climate Accord, is committed to achieve net-zero emissions from electricity consumption by 2030,” Luke Marchior, chief renewable energy officer at Digihost, said in a statement. “Partnering with CPower to participate in Demand Response programs has been a great way to reduce carbon emissions, while also providing reliability to the electric grid on peak days of demand. At Digihost our goal is to be a part of the transition to 100% renewably powered blockchains, and accelerate the growth of renewables throughout North America.”
The program also offers Digihost Technology facilitated enrollment in utility programs or wholesale power markets to maximize energy costs. CPower’s team provides a 24/7 grid monitoring team that links the data center with the wholesale and utilities that manage the electrical grid.
Digihost Technology will use the demand-side energy management system to report the emissions reductions achieved through the reduced electricity load and become “virtual power plants” by maintaining reliability during extreme weather or other grid stress-tests.
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