RWE leverages data centers to stabilize grid

Smart Energy | April 06, 2020

RWE leverages data centers to stabilize grid
RWE has partnered with Riello Power Systems to ensure data centers contribute to the stability of grid networks during times when demand is high. RWE and Riello have developed a solution, Master+, to enable data centers to automatically draw power from the grid, store it and provide to the grid during imbalances. The solution comprises a premium battery with increased storage capacity and an integrated battery monitoring system. The solution can be integrated with an emergency power generator which data centers can leverage to generate their own power and supply it into the grid.

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IT is at the heart of digital transformation; it is a pivotal component that organizations need to get right to succeed in their digital strategy. However, it cannot stay static.Being digital means changing the way that IT infrastructure is housed and managed, and IT professionals need to understand and prepare for these changes.