In this study, Baringa has modelled the contribution that data centres can make towards power sector decarbonisation in Ireland using an advanced backup power supply technology known as Grid-Interactive UPS. This ‘G-UPS’ technology can provide services to the Irish grid historically provided by power plants that use fossil fuels.

Key findings – what have we learned?

  • Grid-Interactive UPS systems deployed in Irish data centres would actively contribute towards power sector decarbonisation, both in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI).
  • Displacement of fossil fuel-fired power plants providing DS3 services would reduce costs for end consumers.
  • Renewable generators would benefit from reduced curtailment as the displacement of fossil fuel-fired power plants offers more space on the grid.

Read more from Microsoft on the findings of our study here.

For more information on the contents of the report or how Baringa can help your organisation, please contact the report authors Mark Turner and Alec Granville-Willett.

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Irish decarbonisation and consumer benefits of Grid-Interactive UPS (PDF)

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