Business Development Executive
Tony has been involved in sales for many years and delivered many highly technical, industrial and process projects, across a varied range of sectors, including, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, medical, and education.
Power generation projects have similar technical aspects, including bespoke design, regulatory compliance, performance efficiencies along with life cycle costs and contracted aftercare services.
Having been responsible for business development of hybrid and gas power generation within the data centre arena in Ireland for several years, Tony has gained a deep understanding of the challenges that on site power generation is presented with in respect of Irish regulations, grid services, flexible power and most importantly resilience.
The participation of data centre assets in grid services is being explored and is progressing at pace, with proposed projects now having to engineer and design in ‘energy centres’ that have a number of roles to fulfil, including back up power, UPS, grid flexibility, site resilience and potentially a new revenue stream.
Resilience and uptime are key considerations for data centre managers. Having a percentage of your onsite ‘back up’ power capacity being available for grid services in respect of flexible contracts has presented new challenges to the sector.
The technology being deployed in data centre energy centres firstly needs to be compliant, and it needs to be efficient, reliable, relevant, and future proof in respect of environmental considerations and climate goals.