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Russell Park of British Gas Business considers the opportunities for Data Centres in the changing energy landscape

Distributed Energy – all about site resilience, or an opportunity for growth?

As the debate over the state of the UK economy in the wake of the Brexit vote continues to dominate the news agenda, so too another topic isn’t far from commentators’ minds: energy.

Against a backdrop of closing power stations and a creaking electricity network, the issue of how to secure energy supplies that are not only affordable but kind on the climate is one that weighs heavy on the minds of many.

Owners and operators of critical infrastructure are increasingly turning to distributed energy as a strategy to address the potential future energy gap and reduce pressure on the networks. Large users of energy like data centres are also recognising the opportunity to work with suppliers to harness new solutions that improve the resilience of their sites.

But it needn’t stop there….Read More