AFCOM Greater Minnesota Chapter Meeting
As we look to resume our normal meeting schedule, we hope you will join us for an engaging and highly relevant topical discussion around Energy Storage for Data Centers
Hear and discuss important topics related to Data Center design,
construction, operation, and management with local data center professionals.
Arrive early and stay late to network with end-users, designers, operators, and
vendors. Free lunch will also be provide thanks to our lunch sponsor
Topic: Current and Future Data Center Energy Storage: A Panel of Experts Discusses Options
- For the last 40-50 years,
batteries have typically been either Lead-Acid or wet cell. Let’s start
with these technologies: are they still relevant today? If so, what are
their benefits and shortcomings?
- So with the historical
context in mind, LiION has become the emerging energy storage technology
see interest in our industry. What are it’s benefits and shortcomings?
- On the topic of energy
storage, flywheels have also been an option for several decades. What are
those benefits and disadvantages today?
- Shifting back to LiION, we
are seeing high demand/short supply along with environmental constraints.
So we’re seeing other battery chemistries come to market. What are they,
and what can you tell us about them?
- So as we look at the pros and
cons of the market today, what would you say are the most important energy
storage/battery features, requirements and capabilities, and why?
- As the IT stack becomes more
resilient, how do you see batteries/energy storage being deployed in the
future? Do you think it will be largely the same, or deployed in new and
Panel of Presenters:
Alois Kuril, HM Cragg (Eaton)
Dave Boehde, Data Center Systems (Vertiv)
Nick Brainerd, Dunham Engineering
Rod Braaten, PCCS (APC/Schneider)
Tim Kedizor, Enersys
PM: Registration, Lunch and Networking
PM: Introduction, Updates, & Announcements from Chapter Board
- 12:30PM: Lunch
Networking and Depart
Don't Miss This Opportunity
Greater Minnesota Chapter is a membership organization for individual and
corporate members of the data center industry. Our chapter was officially
chartered in 2007 and we are proud of our growing chapter and welcome new
members. If you are looking for a group of professionals to share ideas, learn
about the future of our industry, and network with your peers we invite you to
join our chapter. The Greater MN Chapter serves the entire state of
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