Over the past decade data centres have become one of the world’s fastest growing industries, with the market expected to grow with a CAGR of 15.1% between 2019 – 2025. Despite being little understood by the population it serves, the data centre industry plays a critical role in modern society by storing, processing, communicating, and distributing the data we produce every second of every day.

This white paper explores power distribution in the changing data centre landscape, highlighting the emerging trends impacting the industry and evaluating the suitability of innovative busway solutions as an optimised approach to power distribution. A comparison is drawn between traditional and modern power distribution architectures to determine their efficiency in satisfying modern data centre requirements. Finally, this paper highlights the significance of arc flash risk in the data centre and discusses how improved arc resistance can be achieved through innovative busway power distribution architecture.