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.