Tuesday, October 10
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Finally, Cost Effective Options to Replacing Diesel Backup Power in Data Centers

As the demand for powerful data centers continues to grow, the climate crisis has made clear the need to reduce emissions while also building resiliency against grid outages and supporting the grid. Paul Froutan, Chief Technology Officer at Enchanted Rock, and Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer at Compass Datacenters will share the business case for their decision to pursue a natural gas and renewable natural gas microgrid at their data centers, including considerations of reliability, cost, and decarbonization. Audience members will learn how data centers can make use of net-zero carbon backup generation to ensure operational continuity, opening the door for a new standard.

Paul Froutan (bio)
Chief Technology Officer
Enchanted Rock

Nancy Novak (bio)
Chief Innovative Officer
Compass Datacenters