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Private wires need to become a public priority

It’s been more than 30 years since the first wind farm in Ireland started delivering power to the grid. The 21 wind turbines installed at Bellacorick, Co Mayo, had a generating capacity of 6.45MW when they came online in 1992. These days they contribute just 0.15% of the 4.5GW of installed onshore wind energy in […]


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Echelon Backing to Help Develop Next Generation of Rugby Players at Arklow RFC

Echelon Data Centres has commited to helping Arklow RFC develop its next generation of players as part of an expanded partnership with the rugby club. Alongside continued support for the men’s senior rugby team in 2024, Echelon will now also provide backing for the Arklow RFC Academy programme. This means Arklow will be able to […]


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Echelon CEO Welcomes Irish Government’s Support for Sustainable Data Centre Development

Echelon Data Centres CEO Niall Molloy has welcomed a speech by Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment which reaffirmed the Irish Government’s commitment to the country’s data centre industry. Speaking at the Data Centre Ireland conference in Dublin, Simon Coveney described data centres as core digital infrastructure that is economically and socially indispensable, and […]


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Energy-intense Artificial Intelligence Can Help Make Data Centres More Sustainable

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we live, work, and interact with each other. It has the potential to revolutionise industries, solve complex problems, and make our daily lives easier and more convenient. However, the explosion in energy-intensive AI applications since 2022 is placing huge demands on the data centres that process, manage and […]


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What If There Were No Data Centres?

Data centres operators don’t seek the limelight. Why would we? The services we provide might be central to the interconnected modern world in which we live, but they take place in the background and are delivered without fuss or fanfare. Frankly, we prefer it that way – as, no doubt, do the businesses and individuals […]


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Empowering the Future of Wicklow GAA: Echelon’s Game-Changing Partnership

Sports Sponsorship Isn’t Always About Superstars and Big Brands – Often It’s More Important Than That   As Dublin captain James McCarthy climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand at Croke Park to lift aloft the Sam Maguire Cup, the emotion of the moment was etched into his face. Why? Well, because it was about […]


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Solar Scaling Opportunity Will Be Missed Unless Private Wire is Prioritised

‘No roof left uncovered’. That’s the call to action of the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) as it works towards Ireland’s Climate Action Plan target of having 8GW of solar energy capacity by 2030. Until recently, both the slogan and the target might have seemed wildly optimistic, yet new figures suggest a corner has been […]


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Bringing Offshore Online

Ireland will need a fair wind if 2030 offshore targets are to be met There was a tangible air of celebration in government circles earlier this month after the announcement of the results of Ireland’s first offshore wind auction. Four developers emerged with contracts to supply power from planned wind farms off the Irish coast […]


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Space age cooling in a connected world

We live in a connected world, one that is becoming more deeply connected every day. So many of our daily interactions take place online – shopping, working, socialising and, of course, reading blogs like this. If you’re using an internet-connected device then a data centre is playing a key role in what you’re doing. Of […]


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Echelon agrees sponsorship deal with Arklow Rugby Club

Echelon Data Centres is proud to announce a new partnership with Arklow RFC to support the rugby club’s remarkable efforts to grow participation in sport in Wicklow. As part of the sponsorship agreement, Echelon becomes the Arklow’s new shirt sponsor for 2023, with a view to extending the deal for a longer period of time. […]


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