CRU hints data centres with own power supply will be given priority

The utilities regulator will publish its consultation ‘exploring options with the data centre community to mitigate the security of supply risk’ by the end of October

Jim Gannon, the energy commissioner at the CRU

Data centres that build their own on-site power generation are set to be given priority, under proposals being considered by the utilities regulator.

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is due to publish its consultation on data centres by the end of October. Jim Gannon, the energy commissioner at the CRU, said the agency had received more than 50 submissions to the process, which it launched in June in response to the soaring electricity ...