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Smart grid integrated green data centres as ancillary service providers

  • Autori: RIVA SANSEVERINO, E.; LA CASCIA, D.; Zizzo, G.; Barberi, A.; Arnone, D.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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In this paper a review of Green Data Centres facilities to support smart grids operation is proposed. The paper describes the ancillary services a Green Data Centre can provide both in terms of spinning reserve provision and different regulation services. In the application section, a real electrical grid hosting a data centre is considered. The infrastructure is owned by Engineering S.p.A. and is installed in northern Italy. The system has been considered as connected to the MV distribution grid in presence of other renewable energy sources. The impact of possible power management operations over the considered data centre has been studied by means of a simulation software and the spinning reserve it can supply to the grid in case of wind farm power production reduction has been analysed.