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DCD>Debate: Is grid participation essential to the success of the modern data center?

With power grids struggling to meet rising energy demands, it's unsurprising that the data center sector is investing heavily in on-site power generation. Yet, this supply dilemma opens a door for data centers to actively partake in grid involvement, and capitalize on the unique position they occupy in the wider power ecosystem. But what is the reality of grid participation, and how will this help drive the adoption of renewables to support the global energy transition?

This expert-led debate will discuss the opportunities for grid interactivity, analyze the market pressures that are driving data centers to move from power consumers to prosumers, and fundamentally address the burning question - ‘What is the ROI of grid participation?’.

Held under Chatham House Rule, DCD>Debates are open discussions led by a panel of experts, on the biggest issues to face the industry.