DUB10 Substation Construction Well Underway in Clondalkin

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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

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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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Echelon Data Centres and Biocore Environmental Ltd agree to co-locate biogas facility at Echelon DUB20 (Arklow) data centre site

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Echelon Data Centres, the Irish-owned data centre owner and operator, and Biocore Environmental Ltd, an Irish company generating renewable power from biosolids, have reached an agreement to co-locate a biogas production facility on the Echelon DUB20 data centre site in Arklow, Co Wicklow, Ireland.

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Data Centres 2021 – Power and Influence

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Ireland has the potential to become a leading global provider of sustainable data centre solutions if it harnesses the expertise that exists and opportunities which are developing in the sector.

That’s the key takeaway from Data Centres 2021 – Power and Influence, a new report published by Echelon Data Centres, the international data centre infrastructure developer.

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Battery Tech – ‘Entering into a nearly exponential growth phase’

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Elon Musk’s making news in the field of battery tech – clearly he’s interested in longer lasting, cheaper batteries for cars, but the tech is equally important for stationary storage applications, which impacts the data centre sector and is central to the renewable energy revolution. Another tycoon with an Elon-esque name, Teague Egan, says he’s […]

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Echelon Sees Green in Wind-Powered Irish Data Centre Project

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Many data centre operators are now buying renewable energy, but only a handful of projects are actually integrating green power generation into their campuses. Echelon Data Centres is bringing this concept to the Dublin market, one of Europe’s most important cloud computing hubs. Echelon, which launched in 2017 and now has seven projects in the […]

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An Taoiseach welcomes joint initiative as Echelon Data Centres and SSE Renewables deal supports 250 new jobs for Arklow

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New deal announced for shared grid infrastructure to jointly serve 520MW offshore renewable energy site and 100MW data centre New €50m substation will route offshore wind energy to Irish national grid and allows for direct energy supply to the data centre Landmark deal delivers key Climate Action Plan goals to locate data-centres close to renewable […]

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Good news for Arklow as SSE Renewables Announce HQ in Arklow Harbour

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Great news for Arklow as SSE announce that Arklow Harbour will be the base for their new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base, serving phase two of the Arklow Bank wind farm. Currently the only operational Irish wind farm, the seven-turbine development produces some 25MW of power – the second phase will see 80-100 new turbines […]

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Sunday Independent – “First XI – firms set to thrive after the pandemic”

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Nice to be mentioned in the Sunday Independent’s ‘First XI: The firms set to thrive after the pandemic’. The dataverse (the amount of data created each year) is increasing massively any case, but recent events have seen the widespread adoption of tools such as Zoom, Teams, Webex for videoconferencing and the rise of virtual reality […]

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Virtual Reality – The Next Data Management Challenge

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2020 is already a year of seismic change. The way we communicate as individuals and teams has adapted to incorporate technology that – while readily available and used by many – was still a long way from the norm just a few months ago. As the world comes to terms with a new normal, tools […]

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