Energy regulator likely to ban ‘islanded’ data centres

Environment minister says connection of fully gas-powered data centres to gas grid is against national climate policy

So-called ‘islanded’ data centres have no connection to the electricity grid and run purely on their own gas generators, resulting in higher emissions. Picture: Getty

The energy regulator is expected to ban fully gas-powered data centres, as part of a major overhaul of the rules on connecting large energy users ...