Data Center Sustainability Series: Every watt counts.

Webinar Series

Data center companies are leading the way in sustainability goals and reducing their impact on the environment dramatically. Many data centers are matching their energy usage with renewable energy and making commitments like Microsoft’s to be carbon negative by 2030. With the growth of this energy intensive industry combined with its environmental commitment, every watt counts. Join us for one or all of the webinars in this sustainability series to dive into the basics of critical power and specific technology examples that can drive efficiency, learn how data center automation can help you meet your sustainability goals, and rethink your service strategy to make your operations more sustainable and available. 

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Critical Power: Back to the Basics

To design a sustainable data center, let’s start with the basics. We’ll cover the major building blocks of the electrical infrastructure, and how the evolution of common topologies has improved the overall system sustainability. Learn considerations in striking the strategic balance of sustainability and availability of a critical power system.  


  • Dave Sterlace, Global Head of Technology, Data Center Solutions, ABB
  • Ciarán Flanagan, Head of Global Data Center Solutions, ABB 

Date: April 22, 2020; 9:00 and 18:00 CET


Data center technologies for scalable and sustainable design

With demand for data centers growing at an unprecedented rate, data center operators are under pressures to keep up with demand in a timely, but environmentally responsible way. This webinar will highlight technologies you can leverage to lower your footprint, like the industry's most efficient UPS system and eco-efficient Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS).   


  • Christiane Mueller, Head of Product Marketing, Gas-insulated Medium Voltage Switchgear, ABB
  • Diana Garcia, Global Product Manager, Mid – High power UPS, ABB

Date: May 6, 2020; 9:00 and 18:00 CET 


Are microgrids the future for sustainable data center operations?

Most data center companies have carbon neutral missions and have been deploying initiatives to lower their carbon footprint for years. Many are matching their energy usage with renewable PPA’s, others are focusing on innovative cooling strategies, but are microgrids the answer to truly carbon neutral data center operations? Microgrids enable integration of multiple sources of power, from utility power and gensets to on site renewables and fuel cell technology. On top of providing secure and stable power, microgrids can generate new revenues by allowing data center owners to participate in the energy market. This panel discussion will feature experts in the theory of microgrid technology and system design principles to explore the benefits of a data center as a microgrid.   


  • Gary Rackliffe, VP Market Development & Innovation, Power Grids, ABB

  • John Glassmire, Senior Advisor, Grid Edge Solutions, ABB

  • Dario Cicio, Global Marketing & Sales Manager, Grid Edge Solutions, ABB

  • Danny Lyonette, Industry Network Leader, Grid Automation, ABB

Date: May 20, 2020; 9:00 and 18:00 CET


Digital Data Center Operations (DDO) makes data centers more sustainable

You can’t truly optimize the efficiency of your data center without a holistic view of the system. Digital Data Center Operations (DDO) and Data Center Automation (DCA) enable you to identify inefficient power consumption, monitor and optimize water usage, and manage reporting to track progress and compliance. 


  • Arto Lind, Data Center Automation, ABB  

  • Rich Ungar, Data Center Automation, ABB  

Date: June 3, 2020; 9:00 and 18:00 CET 


Rethink your service strategy to meet your data center sustainability goals

As data centers change their business models to match their strong sustainability goals, rethinking service strategies could help achieve them. This webinar will explore service best practices that deliver continuity of service, while reducing waste during unnecessary maintenance, optimizing efficiency through upgrades and much more.  

Speaker: Lee Todd, Executive Product Manager, Data Center Service, ABB

Date: June 17, 2020; 9:00 and 18:00 CET 



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