Widergren is a principal engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Administrator for the GridWise Architecture Council – a group formed to enable interoperability of automated systems related to the electric system. Previously, he engineered and managed EMS products for electric power operations and supported power system computer applications in both the supplier and utilities sectors.
A few circumstances in a data center make it ripe for a CHP design to boost efficiency. Let’s get into the options within both relevant chiller types, why payback may be shorter than expected, and the assorted potential benefits from lower costs to higher reliability. Some tips from an array of manufacturers’ reps round out this useful investigation.