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Alternative Power Generation Technologies

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by Energy University by Schneider Electric
Category Energy and atmosphere

In this course, fuel cells and micro turbines are discussed as possible alternatives for data center and network room power generati on. The alternative power generation approach is compared to traditional standby power generation options. Both benefits and dr awbac ks of the multiple power generation approaches are highlighted.


  • Evaluate fuel cells and micro turbines as alternatives for power generation 

  • Identify the various traditional power generation modes of data centers and network rooms such as 

    • Standby mode 

    • Continuous mode 

    • Utility interactive mode

  • Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of both traditional and emerging power generation technologies 

  • Determine the impact of alternative power generation on total cost of ownership 

  • Describe issues to consider, such as emissions and availability/redundancy when recommending a solution

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CE Hours 30.0