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Energy Efficiency Policy Options for Data Centres released

14Apr

Energy Efficiency Policy Options for Data Centres released

Topic: Data Centres

Data centres are high energy users with significant scope for improving the energy efficiency of their operation. In 2013 data centres consumed 7.3TWh (26.3 PJ) of electricity in Australia (3.9% of national consumption), and 0.9 TWh (3.24 PJ) in New Zealand (2.1% of national consumption). The trend is for increasing demand for the services provided by data centres (mainly data storage) due to growing use of information technology (IT). More on the Energy Efficiency Policy Options for Australian and New Zealand Data Centres.