What is the future of data center decarbonization and sustainability at large in major companies? Recently CleanTechnica’s CEO, Zachary Shahan, hosted a chat with a panel of thought leaders from Hitachi and Intel to discuss how sustainability will drive industry and business in the next decade. Listen in as we chat about decarbonization of data centers and supply chains, deploying renewables, electrifying fleets, and beyond.
Take a look at the video here: https://youtu.be/ehmm2czNGcY
- Justin Bean, Solution and Strategy Innovation, Sustainability & ESG @ Hitachi Global Social Innovation Business
- Simon Weiher, Head of Portfolio Management and Product Marketing @ Hitachi Energy – Grid Integration Business
- Jamie Belliveau, Sustainability Director, CESG @ Intel Corporation
Sustainability is moving from a nice-to-have to a strategic imperative that is improving business performance, reducing costs, and building resiliency. There are plenty of opportunities to go green and see big business benefits, including the often overlooked but increasingly critical issue of data center decarbonization. As Justin said during the webinar, “data is embedded in everything we do these days…how can we think about decarbonizing data centers?…We need to be able to measure it to manage it.”
Jamie chimed in to say that “no one company can do this on their own…we can get in there and get under the hood and make sure the work that’s being done is as efficient as possible.” He also noted “companies need to continue to invest in the renewable energy ecosystem to help them to show up with enough kilowatt hours…to supply the demand that’s being created.” That is, the demand from data centers that are invariably a part of industry and business today.
Zach asked Simon to “give us perspective on how large and small consumers can get a bigger share of renewables for the energy supply,” to which he responded with some great real-world examples of how “we’re really optimizing to the edge” to improve “grid stability and resiliency” for data center locations.
We loved learning from Jamie, Justin, and Simon what companies are working on specifically to advance sustainability and how teams can catch the next wave of innovation and impact. Here’s the video again for your viewing pleasure:
Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation. We had some great questions from the audience! After watching, if you have any follow-up questions for the panelists, please email email@example.com.
This article is supported by Hitachi.
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