Low carbon data centres
With the iQuadgen® low carbon data centres, 2OC is able to provide the power requirements efficiently, and with a substantially reduced carbon footprint, for any data centre located close to a 2OC iQuadgen® plant, 24/7 and for 365 days a year.
At the heart of iQuadgen® is a highly optimised turbo expander that is 85% electrically efficient. The next most efficient turbine, currently in operation, is the combined cycle gas turbine that operates at 55% electrical efficiency. The turbo expander is installed in the pressure reduction station at the point in the gas pipeline where the network operator requires the pressure of gas to be reduced. The turbine powers a generator whilst reducing the pressure at the same time. Turbo expanders convert the heat energy that occurs during gas pressure reduction into mechanical energy and are a highly efficient method of producing heat and power and cooling and refrigeration.
Thus the power generated by iQuadgen® for the data centre will be distributed, low carbon, sustainable and available with substantially reduced hook up costs.
A typical 2OC power plant has ca. 20 MW of planned power generating capacity. Many of the plant locations offer the potential for an adjacent datacentre.
2OC is also in discussions with prospective joint venture partners in the USA and The Middle East and data centres are at the heart of these discussions.
The benefits of partnering with 2OC
2OC has considerable project development and financing expertise and its success is driven by its ability to configure energy generating components around a pressure reduction station in a way that is both economic and sustainable, within each network operator’s market.