Monday june 27 2022
How data centres can support Europe’s high renewable grids
Availability of a large amount of flexibility on the demand side is essential to support the decarbonisation of electricity generation with renewables. With the right market structures and supporting regulations, Europe’s data centres can play a major role in supporting the penetration of more variable renewables. The technology exists today to support ‘grid interactive’ data centres and has proven to work in pilots and real-world events.
Presented by Paul Williams, Eaton EMEA
About Paul Williams
Paul is business development manager, Critical Systems, Electrical Sector at Eaton for the region: the UK, Ireland, Nordics, Baltics, Benelux, Iberia, and South Africa. Paul has been in the power industry sector for almost three decades in various technical and commercial roles. From a product perspective, his experience spans automation, low and medium voltage distribution, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. At Eaton, Paul specializes in large UPS system solutions for mission-critical applications and grid support/demand-response/energy storage use cases with UPS products. Paul is passionate about technology innovation which can help us towards our collective sustainability goals. He holds an HND in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Charles Keene College in the UK. Paul is based in the UK.
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