CATALYST – Converting Data Centres in Energy Flexibility Ecosystems

Date 2019/02/28 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM time ics/ical Download the ics/ical
Location DE-CIX Meeting Center Lindleystraße 12 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Organizer eco - Association of the Internet Industry / GreenIT Amsterdam Event website
Member Benefits

eco on LOCATION Dr. Béla Waldhauser, Head of Competence Group Datacenter Infrastruktur; Roland Broch, Senior Project Manager Digital Infrastructures.

An innovative technological and business framework for data centres

Over the last decade, data centres, being the backbone of our digital societies, have made strides in successfully implementing energy efficient measures to reduce their energy and carbon footprint and bring down the accompanying costs.

CATALYST aspires to turn data centres into flexible multi-energy hubs, which can sustain investments in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. Leveraging on results of past projects, CATALYST will adapt, scale up, deploy and validate an innovative technological and business framework that enables data centres to offer a range of mutualized energy flexibility services to both electricity and heat grids, while simultaneously increasing their own resiliency to energy supply.


13:00 Registration & Networking
13:30 Welcome
Roland Broch, eco e.V.
13:40 Keynote:
Data Centres in the energy transition era
Dr. Béla Waldhauser, CEO
Telehouse Deutschland GmbH
14:00 The CATALYST Project
Vasiliki Georgiadou
Project Manager at GreenIT Amsterdam
14:30 Coffee Break & Networking
15:00 Discussion & Feedback-Session
Vasiliki Georgiadou
16:15 Wrapping up & closing
16:30 Get-together

Vasiliki Georgiadou holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with specialization on control theory at the Polytechnic Faculty of Aristoteleio Universtity of Thessaloniki.

She has more than 8 years of experience working on projects related to energy sustainability in IT with a special focus on the data centre sector. Currently, Vasiliki is leading Green IT Amsterdam's efforts within the EU H2020 project, CATALYST, which aspires to provide data centres with the means to offer energy flexibility services to the grid (both electricity and heat/cool district network).

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