New Rules for Irish Data Centres

Following concerns that Irish data centre facilities could contribute to blackouts, Ireland energy regulator has issued new regulations for connecting data centres to the country’s electricity grid. All future connections will depend on location, the ability to use back-up generators and the ability to reduce power consumption when requested. The guidance will “provide clarity” for…

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New £61m Manchester data centre approved

Plans for a £61m data centre in Salford have been approved with a potential 2022 start for construction. California-based data infrastructure firm Equinix is behind the scheme which would be its fifth data centre in the Greater Manchester area. It will be located in the Agecroft Commerce Park and see a warehouse retrofitted to accommodate…

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Biden details $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan

U.S. President Joe Biden introduced his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, with key measures including $100 billion for broadband, €111 billion for water infrastructure and $621 billion for transportation projects. Mr. Biden’s pledge to tackle climate change is embedded throughout the plan. Roads, bridges and airports would be made more resilient to the effects of more…

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Texas Power Crisis

Winter Storm Uri brutally highlighted the flaws in the power system in the state of Texas which some claim have developed an electric power system that does not prioritize infrastructure resilience.  Texas is a state well renowned for having some of the lowest power prices in the U.S. Additionally, the low price of energy and…

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