Ireland is now working to aggressively utilize its renewable energy resources, as the country is making strides towards a future of clean and affordable power options. There’s also a mandate to generate 40 percent of Ireland’s electrical energy from renewables by 2020. As ‘Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2017’ report explained, collaboration between data center operators, renewable energy developers, and state utilities and agencies will be imperative for maintaining Ireland’s position as a global, Tier 1 location for digital hosting moving forward.

One organization that can undoubtedly advise on the challenge of energy efficiency in the data hosting sector is EnerNOC, which just recently became a strategic partner of Host in Ireland for 2018. Meanwhile, Peter Connolly, EnerNOC Regional Manager, Ireland will join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.

“We’re excited to welcome EnerNOC as a Host in Ireland partner,” stated Garry Connolly, who is  Founder and President of Host in Ireland. “Additionally, we extend a warm hand to Peter Connolly who joins our Executive Committee. Peter’s vast professional background and technical training in energy efficiency and management strategies will prove to be invaluable to the goals of the initiative.”

“We’ve joined Host in Ireland in 2018 because of our desire to learn from data centers, as some are among Ireland’s largest energy consumers,” said Peter Connolly. “We believe that the whole of Ireland’s data centers can and will offer the world a case study in thoughtful, proactive approaches to energy management solutions.  Naturally, with our caliber of global energy market expertise and experience, we also see an opportunity to be a thought-leader and partner in the planning and execution of strategic energy projects.”

Part of the Enel X division of the Enel Group, EnerNOC partners with commercial and industrial organizations to manage risks, reduce costs, increase sustainability and maximize the value of emerging energy technologies using customized energy management strategies. EnerNOC’s Peter Connolly leads engagement initiatives with Irish commercial and industrial customers, helping them build operational resilience and competitive advantage through energy solutions that include demand response and distributed energy resources.

By partnering with Host in Ireland, EnerNOC plans to help customers navigate Ireland’s electricity market with the rest of Europe and connect customers with new services being offered by EirGrid’s “Delivering a Secure Sustainable Electricity System” (DS3) program. EnerNOC maintains that Irish data centers can leverage on demand initiatives to build a positive rapport with the Irish electricity grid system.

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