Ireland’s Data Center Demands Could Result In Power Blackout

Share post:

Ireland’s Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) warned in a consultation paper that the country’s data centers are placing a potentially unsustainable strain on the country’s electricity grid and that the nation could face blackouts if the situation is not addressed urgently.

EirGrid, a state-owned electricity transmission operator in Ireland, told CRU that data centers and the demand load they require are having a “major impact on the Irish electricity system currently and into the foreseeable future” and that generators may be needed to meet short-term needs until it upgrades the transmission facilities in Dublin.

To remedy this, the CRU outlines three scenarios, which include standing still and waiting for blackouts, imposing a moratorium on data center connections, and finally requiring EirGrid to require data centers to reduce consumption.

For more information, read the original story in ZDNet.

Featured Tech Jobs

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related articles

Companies experiment with four day work week enabled by AI

The dream of a four-day workweek is becoming a reality for some, thanks to AI's integration into the...

SpaceX under scrutiny for suspicion of blocking satellite internet in Taiwan

SpaceX, run by Elon Musk, is under scrutiny for possibly blocking satellite internet in Taiwan, raising alarms over...

Nvidia CEO says we no longer need to teach children to code

At the World Government Summit in Dubai, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang presented a radical viewpoint, diverging from the...

Major companies monitoring virtual platforms using AI

A recent report has brought to light that major companies like Walmart, Delta, T-Mobile, Chevron, and Starbucks are...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways