Sustainable and reliable energy 100% of the time
The data center industry is a significant purchaser of green electricity through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to minimize its impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Due to the unpredictable nature of variable renewable sources like wind and solar photovoltaic, it is necessary for energy providers to store the generated electricity for delivery when needed.
While a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) investment can provide a solution, it may not be a practical option due to the amount of energy to be stored and its high cost.
A solution to this challenge is to leverage the fuel flexibility of gas turbine data centers. These data centers can use alternative fuels, such as hydrogen, biogas, biomethane, Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), Bio-Propane, or Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) to deliver green electricity when variable renewables are unavailable. The primary power plant can also enhance the DC sustainability in the local community by being able to support the regional power utility grid with frequency restoration services or deliver hot or chilled water to the neighborhood.