Today, more than 50 % of the world-wide urban population are living in urban areas and more than two thirds of our energy is consumed in cities. The impact of cities on climate change is therefore high. This is one reason why cities need to become smart and optimize the energy consumption of their inhabitants among others according to the availability of renewable energy.
Inside cities, data centres are one of the major consumer groups of energy – specifically of electrical power. Technically integrating data centres into the energy management of smart cities and enabling data centres to take part in renewable energy demand side management schemes are the goals of 8 EC co-funded projects, which share the global aim of increasing renewable energies use, heat reuse and the utilization of Smart Grids.
An 8-projects Cluster (containing 50 partners involved) has been created in order to standardize their procedures as much as possible, to ease the further evaluation of the results obtained. The goal of the Cluster is to ensure that if the projects measure a common variable, they are going to use the same metric measured in the same way. By doing this, the information coming from the results of each project will be directly comparably and understandable by the other members of the Cluster, making feedback gathering way more efficient. All projects are collaborating with DC standardization organizations to define a common metrics framework for DCs. New metrics are promoted to be standardized, the focus being on the energy behaviour of the DC and its alignment to the 20-20-20 European goals.
|14:00 – 14:10||Welcome by DC4Cities and main objectives of the WS||Welcome to the ICT4S WS||María Pérez Ortega (DC4Cities)|
|14:10 – 14:30||Cluster activities presentation||
||Silvia Sanjoaquín (DC4Cities)|
|14:30 – 15:00||DC4Cities presentation and demonstration||
||Tbc: Jordi Guijarro/Giovanni Giuliani/ María Pérez/Silvia Sanjoaquín (DC4Cities)|
|15:00 – 15:30||RenewIT presentation and demonstration||Óscar Cámara (RenewIT)|
|15:30 – 15:45||Q&A|
|15:45 – 16:00||COFFEE BREAK|
|16:00 – 16:15||GEYSER presentation and demonstration||tbd (GEYSER)|
|16:15 – 16:30||GreenDataNet presentation||tbc: Fabrice Roudet (GreenDataNet)|
|16:30 – 16:45||EURECA presentation||tbc: Rabih Bashroush (EURECA)|
|16:45 – 17:00||Q&A|
|17:00 – 17.20||Open Discussion||
|17:20 – 17:30||Conclusions and closure||All projects.|
- Mariá Pérez Ortega: Freemind Consulting, BE
- Silvia Sanjoaquin Vives: Gas Natural Fenosa, ES