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Panel: Comparing the options for green backup power: What is the best path to zero-carbon?

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Diesel generators have been the primary source of data center backup for many years, however in order for the industry to decarbonise they must rethink their backup power strategies. In response to this, the move to lower carbon fuels has accelerated quickly with HVO ready generators leading the pack, but with so many options in the market, how can business leaders know which is the right option? Equally, what other sustainable fuel sources are available for data center back up?

During this panel expert speakers will explore how diesel really compares to HVO in terms of both emissions and cost savings. This conversation will also address when the move to HVO should be made, as overhauling diesel gensets before the end of their natural life comes with environmental downsides. Additionally this episode will look at hydrogen as an option for backup power and the timeframe in which it might become a reality. Our panel will ultimately give their perspectives on what the best option for clean backup power is, and highlight the considerations data centers must take into account to embrace changes in the energy mix of backup power.

This session took place on November 17, 2022

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Panel: Comparing the options for green backup power: What is the best path to zero-carbon?