New business model for the utility industry
Dresden, 28. October 2019. Cloud&Heat Technologies offers the Utilities a new business model and opens up the companies thereby the way into the digital Future: With the Concept "Power to Data - Data to Heat" provides the Green–IT–Company not only the technology and the know–how to offer the energy sector the data centre– and Cloud–Developing the market, but also a new Possibility to reduce CO2–neutral heat and to improve the electricity grids. to stabilise. The clincher: Dhe Supplycompany have already have almost perfect Prerequisites for the digital transformation.
For yearsen companies in the energy industry face numerous challenges: in need of modernisation Nets, legal Uncertaintyen, increasing competition and high Expectations, both at the Shareholders as also at the Customers. At Course the Climate protection debate and the advancing energy transition are the demands of the public to the industry moreover higher than ever. But the pressure to change is simultaneously a chance to also because the Companies from the Utility–Area usually already bring a lot with them, in order to in the future still to be successful: extensive Infrastructures, direct access to large amounts of energy,
Millions of existing customers and abundant Experience in the stream– and/or heat market.
The Cloud–Market grows - the energy demand also
Due to the increasing digitalisation, the need for decentralised and safer Computing capacity unstoppable. Thus for example the Storage volume for Big Data since 2016 from 51 to 124 exabytes more than doubled. Parallel rise the worldwide Turnover through cloud computing since 2010 by a factor of three at US 182.4 billion–Dollar in 2018 to - Rising trend. In perspective counts the Cloud–Market therefore among the most lucrative Branchen at all.
Thereby grows also the energy demand the IT required for this–Infrastructures considerably: Estimates According to become Data centres over 2,000 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2030. Electricity worldwide around 400 per cent of the current demand. For the utilities, this trend is
a chance, itself enter the market and profit threefold in the process: Through the development of the Business segment Datacenter–as–a–Service, a new possibility, CO2–neutral heat to produce and a further Instrument to stabilise the Power grids.
Cloud&Heat makes Digital transformation possible
Cloud&Heat has the complete solution at the ready - from the hardware via the secure cloud–Platform up to to extensive Consulting– and Serviceservices. For the realisation become already existing Infrastructuren from Utilities modernised and extends. For this become water-cooled Data centres installed at several locations and connected to existing energy grids integrated. In addition to covering its own IT–The utility companies tap into the–Company the Business model Data–Centre–as–a–Service as a new source of income: The available Rechnical capacity can be sold to millions of existing and new energy customers who already have a high level of trust prevails. Alternatively, there is the option of using unused capacity on Other cloud–service provider to resell. Gergoodbye With a view on the plans for a european Cloud (Gaia–X), the ongoing debate on data sovereignty and the need for alternatives from Europe offers a secure cloud–Offer Perspectively immense Value creation potentiale for the Utilities.
Besides Energy-efficient hardware equips Cloud&Heat the modern data centres also with intelligent Cloud–Software off: Thereby find Calculation procedures always there instead ofwhere it is most useful and is most effective - both in terms of the available energy capacities and the
in the financial sense. Produced about a Solar– or Wind farm due to weather bindings surplus electricity, are time uncritical Applications, such as Renderings or Deep–Learning–Processes, through intelligent Load distribution on the corresponding Location processed. Changen itself the Conditions, become the Real-time computing jobs within the network to other locations Distributed. Dhe software supports so the Management virtual Power Plant (Virtual Power Plants), helps at the Stabilisation of the power grids and enables the Monetisation of excess capacity.
Sustainable heat supply as a bonus market
Nfter the Prinzip "Power to Data - Data to Heat" enables the from Cloud&Heat deployed Hot water–Direct cooling also the subsequent use of the waste heat of the Data centres, the itself in Near–and district heating networks feed or to cover one's own needs can be used. The Re-use
the CO2–neutraln Heat carries on decarbonisation the IT–Infrastructureen and reduces the CO2–Fußabpressure many times over. The Cloud&Heat–Concept leaves decentralised and weather-independent to several Locations Realise. The initial investment in infrastructuremodernisation are already in place thanks to the additional revenue streams within a few years amortised.
Successful pilot project with innogy
With the innogy SE, Cloud&Heat already has a successful Pilot project carried out: For the Energycompany was a decentralised network of data centres two Locations in Rhineland–Palatinate erected. "The linking of the Market for Data centreen with the energyiewirtschaft offers huge potential. That is why we are glad, to have a partner in Cloud&Heat who has a holistic concept and much Experience in the planning, construction and operation of safe and sustainable IT–Infrastructures brings", says Carsten Lagemann, Managing Director of innogy TelNet GmbH,