back to article Vantage enters crowded Irish datacenter market with new Dublin site

Vantage Data Centers is joining the crowded Irish datacenter market with its first site in the Emerald Isle due to come online in 2024. In view of ongoing power constraints in the country, the project is to include on-site power generation. Ireland already has more than 80 bit barns in the country, many of them clustered …

  1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    Dublin

    Looks like data centres are dublin in Ireland.

    Let me get my coat.

  2. Zibob Bronze badge

    *It isn't clear whether this means the site will be entirely self-powered, or if the on-site plant will supplement electricity supplied by the Irish energy grid, perhaps during periods of peak demand. We asked Vantage and will update if we get an answer.*

    In would be almost sure it will be primally fed from the grid and have a standby generator. Its there already so why not use it. More options for power are always good to them.

    *the plant is expected to be able to funnel power back to the grid, further supporting power availability in the Dublin area.*

    This is not going to happen. Pretty much never does, they don't want to support other people they want to ensure their site has power. Dosnent really make sense anyway, why would the send power from a fuel burning generator back to the grid when the reason its there is disaster recovery, not to make sure the kettles next door work when the grid is struggling. If its struggling so is the DC, so they want the generated power for them.

    1. cyberdemon Silver badge

      > Dosnent really make sense anyway, why would the send power from a fuel burning generator back to the grid when the reason its there is disaster recovery, not to make sure the kettles next door work when the grid is struggling. If its struggling so is the DC, so they want the generated power for them.

      They may wish to over-spec their generator capacity, perhaps by double, for redundancy and maintenance availability. So if the grid is struggling but they have full availability, they may want to run at full capacity and export.

      1. Zibob Bronze badge

        That does make sense, fair enough.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      They will only do that when the strike price for Electricity spikes - say winter peaks - and they can rake it in.m hand over fist.

      Either by selling power or reducing their normal load pull for credit.

      Look at what some of the other standby generators were getting when other grids were desperate.

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