For data centers, continuous operation means continuous revenue production. The need for uninterrupted service is crucial, and the industry has gone to great lengths in an attempt to achieve this. Although the full cost of a power outage varies per industry, it is estimated that an
hour-long power outage costs a credit card processor approximately $2.6M and a brokerage house up to $6.5M. As a result, data centers
often request that electric utilities run two or more separate feed lines to improve reliability and lower the chance of power interruption. Furthermore, data centers have intense electrical and cooling loads per square foot and a need for continuous non-fluctuating electrical voltage support.
Alcor’s Combined Heat and Power system offers a reliable and energy efficient alternative for providing data centers with high-quality power.
In addition to reliability, Alcor’s CHP systems can offer significant air emissions reduction and power savings benefits to data centers.