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Data centers as a source of dynamic flexibility in smart girds

Ilari Alaperä, Samuli Honkapuro and Janne Paananen

Applied Energy, 2018, vol. 229, issue C, 69-79

Abstract: Data centers have a significant potential to become a major source of flexibility in smart girds. They consume currently roughly 3% of all the electricity produced globally and are expected to only increase their consumption as the world becomes more connected and digitalized.

Keywords: Demand response; Primary frequency regulation; Data center; UPS; Battery; Smart grid (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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