Self Generation - reducing electrical transmission losses

Source: Department of Energy & Climate Change

Conventional Data Centres draw power exclusively from the grid, resulting in both carbon emissions and electrical transmission losses. At coolDC, we’re trying to be different.

With the support of our partner, Centrica Business Solutions, we aim to build Combined Heat and Power plants (CHP) at locations where this is feasible.

Cogeneration of power – via CHP and the reuse of surplus heat, for example – is recognised as an effective way to reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% – helping us, and our customers, to achieve our low-carbon targets. The UK government  estimates that energy bills could also be reduced by up to 20%, a saving that will lead to a reduction in operating costs for customers.