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Eaton, a global power management company, launched an industry-first data center solution – Energy Aware UPS using UPS-as-a-reserve (UPSaaR) in India. The solution will enable data centers to contribute to renewable energy and also earn from their UPS investments. As per the estimates, a data center could receive approx. $ 60,000 per MW / per year for its non-used capacity.
In India, the colocation/third-party data center market is growing at a CAGR between 7% and 8%, raising the utilization levels of servers and increasing power requirements. EnergyAware is designed for data center applications and can be used in any high-capacity IT load, whether industrial or manufacturing.
With its outstanding commitment to innovation, high-value solutions, and thought leadership, Eaton’s Energy Aware Solution has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan in the Indian UPS industry as a reserve system for data centers.
According to Syed Sajjadh Ali, Managing Director – India, Electrical Sector, Eaton says, “As individuals and as an industry, we are all aware of our obligation to rethink our role as power consumers. The Data Center industry continues to face challenges in reducing its carbon emissions and optimizing energy efficiency. Eaton’s EnergyAware technology allows large Data Center operators to give back energy to the grid. The primary role of the UPS doesn’t change, but by creating UPS as a Reserve (UPSaaR) through Energy Aware, organizations can enable Energy Transition. With UPSaaR organizations can offset both their Capex cost, while contributing towards reducing the carbon footprint and enabling renewable energy.”
He added, “We are delighted that the EnergyAware Solution has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its contribution to powering Data Centers of the future. We have created these innovative energy storage technologies for cities that can increase the number of renewables on the grid through providing much-needed stability, whilst still providing a commercial benefit.”