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Power for data centres will be challenging to deliver: Eirgrid executive

Ireland does not have the capacity for the increase in energy required to power centres after 2025

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

24th November, 2019
New data centre power needs could be as high as 2GW which alone is the equivalent of the 50-year growth from 1930 to 1980

The growth in demand for electricity required to power data centres over the next five years will be “challenging to deliver”, according to Eirgrid.

Speaking at the Data Centres Ireland conference last week, Tom Gallery, Eirgrid’s head of access and planning, raised the question of where the power would come from as he warned it would require significant amounts of new infrastructure.

He compared the electricity needs of new data centres...

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