Data centres (DCs) are predicted as being a significant user of Irish energy resources. The Irish Government’s 2019 Climate Action Plan predicts that DCs will account for as much as 31% of Ireland’s electricity needs by 2027.
By the same token, the DC industry is playing an important role in promoting the move to renewable energy in the context of Ireland’s target to achieve 70% of our electricity consumption
from renewable energy by 2030. This market update looks at the recent impact of COVID-19 on the DC sector and also gives a brief explanation of the concept of ‘flexible demand’ in the context of EirGrid’s data centre grid connection policy.