Following the launch of our Q1 2018 update on the scale, growth, and sustainability of Ireland's data hosting industry, the Irish Times reported our headline numbers on 10th April 2018.

Read the full Irish Times article here

Download the Q1 2018 Report pdf here.

Ireland's Data Hosting Industry 2017.

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Measuring the sustainability of Ireland's data industry.

We performed a survey of data centre operators in Ireland to find out what drives sustainability in their business. 

"We address the scale of energy use and its growth, and explore options for better integration with the energy system. We have mapped the location of the leading data centres in Ireland. We look at the different types of data hosting, and how their business models differ in terms of sustainability reporting. We address energy efficiency and best practice in data centre design and operations.

By providing the most timely and accurate update on data centre activity in the Irish market, we believe that this baseline will act as a useful reference for policymakers. This will be beneficial to Ireland as we look to continue our leadership in the creation, retention and exporting of digital products for the long term."

Read the report below.

To download a copy of the report, click here: Bitpower_Report_2017_sml.pdf

 

Measuring the Sustainability of Ireland's Data Industry

 

Bitpower is supporting Host In Ireland with a new study of Ireland's Data Industry. The study, supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, aims to provide accurate information on the growth of the data industry in Ireland.  

 

Data centres represent Ireland’s fastest growing electricity demand. At least 350 MW of data centre demand is now connected to the Irish grid. There are power applications for approx. 1,000MW of data centre capacity over the next five to ten years.

 

"Information on Ireland’s data industry energy use is not readily available. This absence of authoritative data makes it difficult for policymakers to plan for sustainable growth of the industry. Opportunities in sustainable energy supply are being missed due to a lack of relevant insights into the industry."

 

The results will be available in late 2017.

 

At November's Data Centres Ireland conference at the RDS, Dublin, David McAuley will moderate a distinguished panel including EirGrid, Gas Networks Ireland, Clarke Energy, and The Irish Wind Energy Association.  

 

Panel Discussion – “Issues Affecting Datacentres and Other Large Energy Users in Ireland”

Date: 22 November, Track: Strategy Stream, Location: Room One

Topics addressed Include:

  • Green supply/Renewables
  • I-SEM (Integrated Single Energy Market) in a post Brexit landscape
  • Power capacity in Ireland and New Hyper Scale datacentres
  • Sustainability - Could Joined up thinking drive greater efficiencies in DC’s