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Power is critical to any major infrastructure project, extending from the grid, through the plantrooms to the racks, and taking in backup power provision.

Within the facility, data center builders are shifting towards modular constructions which are easier to plan and install. This pattern is repeated at higher levels, across the whole grid puzzle.

But at the same time, major problems such as climate change and the move to net zero are demanding completely new ideas.

This supplement gives a primer on microgrids, a means to ensure your facility is resilient and able to act as an active "prosumer" on the grid. We also look at the prospects for nuclear-powered data centers, and the question of zero-carbon fuel for backup generators.