- The digitalisation of the economy worldwide and technological innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), internet-of-things (IoT) and blockchain are driving exponential growth in the demand for data centres’ services.
- Data centres use approximately 200 TWh of electricity annually, corresponding to roughly 1% of global electricity demand.
- To curb the rapid growth in the energy use of data centres, it is key that the future demand for data centres’ services will be met by energy-efficient data centres and that their uptake of renewable energy is accelerated.
- Policy-makers should establish robust mechanism to collect data and publish statistics on the energy use of data centres, similarly to what has been done for other energy-intensive sectors.
Country / Region: GlobalTags: data centre operational model, Data Centres, digitalisation, district heating, drives, electricity, electricity generation, energy, energy consumption, energy efficiency, innovation, leaves, renewable energies, server, Tier standards
Knowledge Object: Publication / Report
Published by: Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency
Publishing year: 2020
Author: Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency