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Eaton UPS-as-a-Reserve system

Eaton’s UPSaaR system enables data centres to contribute to renewable energy and earn from investments.

Eaton UPSaaR – Green Money in Grey Spaces

Eaton’s UPS-as-a-Reserve (UPSaaR) is the first system that enables data centres to contribute to renewable energy and generate revenues from the necessary investments. The system puts data centres in control of their energy, choosing how much capacity to offer, when, and at what price, while helping energy providers balance sustainable energy demands.

A new opportunity for data centre power infrastructure.

Instead of just demanding power, data centres can now support the grid and be compensated for it. Eaton’s UPS-as-a-Reserve (UPSaaR)  allows organisations to make money from their existing investment in a UPS by enabling them to help energy providers balance sustainable energy demands. Large data centre operators, such as colocation and cloud service providers, can be compensated for immediate adjustments to power consumption that help the grid avoid power outages, without compromising critical loads.

Earn from energy.

Eaton’s UPS-as-a-Reserve system enables a data centre to increase its competitiveness by turning necessary investments into a revenue stream and using its UPS system to participate in frequency regulation. Transmission system operators will compensate data centres for their flexibility in energy consumption when needed to maintain grid frequency. A UPS with Eaton’s UPSaaR system can be used to regulate power demand and generate additional revenue as part of making the data centre more competitive on price.

A greener data centre system.

Renewable energy is harder to predict and production can be more volatile – making it more difficult for energy providers to balance electricity supply. 

Data centres can support energy providers by:

  • Adapting to renewable energy demands and providing a flexible power reserve
  • Balancing the power reserve without using fossil fuels in order to contribute to green energy
  • Helping energy producers to take hydro power out of reserve and use it for energy production

The Eaton UPSaaR system is available for:

Power Xpert 9395P
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Power Xpert 9395P UPS
Eaton 93PM
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Eaton 93PM UPS

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