TEMPRO - Total Energy Management for Professional Data Centers
Recent studies have shown that around 50.000 data centers are causing 2% (12 TWh) of the whole power consumption in Germany. Despite the numerous efforts made to improve energy efficiency, according to the forecast for 2020 expected total power consumption is going to be around 14 TWh.
Because of this, a grey energy (indirect energy, which is used for production, transport, storage, sale, and disposal) needs to be considered for an overall energy management optimization.
The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is addressing this problem in the research project called TEMPRO (Total Energy Management for Professional Data Centers).