Role for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in the Digital Economy

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A large, and growing, part of the Nation's economy either serves or depends upon the information technology industry. These high-tech or "digital" enterprises are characterized by a dependence on electronic devices, need for completely reliable power supply, and intolerance to any power quality problems. In some cases these enterprises are densely populated with electronic loads and have very high energy usage per square foot. Serving these enterprises presents both electric power and equipment cooling challenges. Traditional electric utilities are often hard-pressed to deliver power that meets the stringent requirements of digital customers, and the economic and social consequences of a ... continued below

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Key, Thomas S. November 1, 2007.

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A large, and growing, part of the Nation's economy either serves or depends upon the information technology industry. These high-tech or "digital" enterprises are characterized by a dependence on electronic devices, need for completely reliable power supply, and intolerance to any power quality problems. In some cases these enterprises are densely populated with electronic loads and have very high energy usage per square foot. Serving these enterprises presents both electric power and equipment cooling challenges. Traditional electric utilities are often hard-pressed to deliver power that meets the stringent requirements of digital customers, and the economic and social consequences of a service quality or reliability problem can be large. New energy delivery and control options must be developed to effectively serve a digital economy. This report explores how distributed energy resources, partnerships between utility and customer to share the responsibility for service quality, innovative facility designs, higher energy efficiencies and waste-heat utilization can be coupled to meet the needs of a growing digital economy.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-2007/171
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/931050 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 931050
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc902626

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Key, Thomas S. Role for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in the Digital Economy, report, November 1, 2007; [Tennessee]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc902626/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.