More data centres mean Ireland cannot meet 51% climate target
New Eirgrid figures show data centres needing 70 per cent of the country’s peak electricity demand are operating or are due to be
The government is facing a choice between continuing to allow the expansion of the data centre sector or meeting the climate targets it is currently trying to have written into law, an analysis by the Business Post shows.
New figures released by Eirgrid last week show that data centres amounting to 3,800 megawatts (MW) worth of energy demand are now requesting connection or are already connected to the power grid, which is nearly...
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