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Talking Technocentralism – The role of data centres in a more sustainable future

The need for data centres to operate sustainably is not a new concept but it has certainly become a more pressing imperative in recent years. Data centre businesses are more conscious of their responsibilities to the communities in which they operate, while customers are acutely aware of carbon footprint and the need to play a […]


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Echelon Data Centres announces €1.5m joint sponsorship agreement with Wicklow GAA

Echelon Data Centres and the home builder Beakonshaw have agreed a €1.5m joint sponsorship deal with Wicklow GAA to support the development of players and grow participation in Gaelic games in the county. As part of a five-year partnership, Wicklow’s home ground in Aughrim will be named Echelon Park Aughrim, while both Echelon and Beakonshaw […]


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Can we Continue to Power Data Centres and Claim Sustainability?

There is an average of three devices for every human on the planet, and the number’s growing exponentially. Most of these devices rely on cloud communications, built upon platforms that comprise sophisticated software and hardware systems networked across regions. Technology companies utilise data centres to provide the backbone for all the internet and cloud services […]


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Supporting The Grid – Data Centres As Good Grid Citizens

In 2021, we learnt that the Irish grid is facing real and immediate problems of security of supply. Simply put, a lack of investment in grid infrastructure allied with a lack of reasonable forward planning has meant that, at peak times, there must be a real concern over its ability to meet growing demand. Immediately, […]


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DUB10 – Delivery of 110kV GIS Substation Ahead of Schedule

Construction work continues on our DUB10 site (Clondalkin) delivery of our onsite substation is ahead of schedule. This piece of infrastructure, when complete, will be handed over to ESB allowing them to supply power to the site.


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H2 – Energy Storage For The Future

Renewable or ‘green’ hydrogen has always captured the imagination and promised so much, yet ultimately failed to deliver at the scale needed to make a difference. Hydrogen hype has come in waves, the last one crashing in the early 2000s, but it’s always maintained its attraction. And hydrogen has a lot going for it. It […]


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Biogas Production – Where Nothing goes to Waste

As the world comes to terms with the reality of climate change, the drive to replace fossil fuels with sustainable alternatives and the need to stop generating waste is now imperative. Reduce, reuse, recycle – it’s a mantra that we’re all familiar with.  The race is on to see data centres powered cleanly and sustainably, […]


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Submer: The Liquid Cooling Solution

Data centres are currently responsible for 5-10% of total global electricity consumption (as part of the IT sector) and approximately 0.3% of global carbon emissions.  Perhaps not yet a grave cause for concern, yet according to recent predictions, by 2025, data centre energy consumption will account for 3.2% of worldwide carbon emissions, and by 2040, […]


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DUB10 Substation Construction Well Underway in Clondalkin

Construction work continues on our DUB10 (Clondalkin) site as we deliver the electricity substation (to be handed off to Eirgrid on completion) that will be necessary to power the 90MW data centre from the grid. The substation will also potentially return power to the grid from our on-site 100MW energy centre. The first tranche of […]


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Data Centres 2021: Power and Responsibility

At the beginning of 2019, Echelon Data Centres announced an investment of €1bn in two data centre developments in Ireland.

The two facilities combined would have a capacity of at least 184MW, planning permission was in place and firm power agreements had been secured. The advent of sites with capacity of 100MW or more was (and is) a game-changer.


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