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    1. I say, Eaton Boys Are Flogging Spare Capacity on Data Centre UPS Systems to Keep Lights on in Ireland

      I say, Eaton Boys Are Flogging Spare Capacity on Data Centre UPS Systems to Keep Lights on in Ireland

      Power distribution specialist Eaton has kicked off a pilot project in Ireland that uses data center UPS systems to help power the grid in periods of peak demand, to avoid grid-level outages. The owners of UPS systems are compensated for the effort – being paid as much as €50,000 per year for every MW of UPS capacity they provide to the grid. The scheme taps into UPS batteries to regulate the frequency of the grid when there's not enough electricity to go around, preventing brownouts and blackouts – and Eaton claims it can do this without interfering with the primary UPS function of protecting the IT load.

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