Data Center Electrical Power Systems

Data Center Electrical Power Systems

July 12-13, 2021 | Online ::

In this introductory course, attendees will learn everything from the basics and history of data centers to decarbonization. Starting with infrastructure, power usage efficiency, requirements, and the importance of redundancy, the program will lead into next steps in planning your data center power (i.e., strategies, mapping, interconnection, and planning). We will then get into more detail on construction, operation, maintenance, and management and finish off with specifics on decarbonization. In the last section, attendees will learn more about microgrids and renewables, electrification, backing-up data centers, and more.

The goal is for attendees to leave the program with a foundational understanding of the data center backbone and the reasoning for understanding, investing in, and prioritizing data centers. Although structured for early career design engineers and anyone interested in learning more about this aspect of the industry, it is also encouraged for anyone who would like a review or update on their evolution and where they’re going.

Learning Outcomes  

  • Review the basics and history of data centers and why they’re used 
  • Discuss the importance of redundancy in the data center backbone and the key infrastructure required 
  • Evaluate how to plan data center power, including the goal and target setting, strategies, and interconnection 
  • Explain how to construct, manage, and maintain data centers (i.e., reliability, operations, asset investments) 
  • Discuss the importance of decarbonization data centers and review electrification, renewables, microgrids, and more



Monday, July 12, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

Introduction – Data Centers Electrical Backbone

  • Brief history of the electrical utility industry
  • What is a data center and why is it so power hungry?
  • Key infrastructure required to feed data centers
  • Understanding PUE (Power Usage Efficiency)
  • Data Center Tiers – Uptime requirements
  • The importance of redundancy in the backbone

Planning Your Data Center Power

  • Data center goal and target setting
  •  Strategies for planning
  • Mapping your power goals
  • Utility interconnection
  • Planning tools

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

Constructing, Managing, and Maintaining

  • Overcoming Common Hurdles to Data Center Infrastructure Deployment (solution: Modularized approaches to simplify and expedite deployment)
  • De-risking Asset Investments with Management Tools
  • Reliability and uptime
  • Managing Operations and Maintenance: Remote Monitoring, Asset Management, Remote Digital Twin

Decarbonizing Data Centers: Renewables, BESS, Hydrogen, and Microgrids

  • Backing-up data centers with renewables: microgrids
  • Renewables (Net Zero, PPAs, Portfolio Management)
  • BESS and UPS
  • Electrification and advanced cooling


Kingsley Asare, Principal Advisory Consultant, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Kingsley has 25 years’ experience in market, technical and financial assessment for renewable and conventional energy projects and supply contracts concerning origination, development and commercial management.  He has worked with several international banks, private equity investors, developers and project sponsors in the structuring, development and financing of projects and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the U.S. and internationally. Some relevant accomplishments include: a lead role in the structuring, development, marketing, negotiations, and financial closing of greenfield renewable and conventional gas-fired power generation projects totaling over 900 MW; a lead role in the structuring, pricing and commercial optimization of offtake PPAs and hedge agreements totaling in excess of 3,500 MW, leading financial planning and analytics for $700 million gross margin PJM power portfolio; and leading valuation to support a 650MW asset divestiture decision.

John Glassmire, Senior Advisor for Grid Edge Solutions, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Trained as a mechanical/electrical engineer, John has extensive experience in the technical and economic potential for energy storage and distributed energy resources to provide clean, low-cost, reliable power. He has led and worked on a wide-variety of energy research and consulting projects, including targeted business cases for customers considering renewable energy and batteries, cost-to-society environmental and economic impacts of clean energy technologies for grid planning, integrated resource planning for energy infrastructure, ex-post financial analysis of demand management programs, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks for energy efficiency and distributed energy programs. His experience is global, ranging from small islands in the Pacific, to isolated Arctic diesel grids, to larger island utilities in the Caribbean, to grid edge technologies in mainland utility networks in Australia, North America, and Europe. An accomplished speaker, he has led training workshops on unlocking the benefits of battery energy storage systems, integrating renewables into electrical grids, and microgrid resiliency for thousands of people worldwide. John also serves as an adjunct professor in distributed power systems at the University of Washington. BSME (Rice), MSME (Northwestern).

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.



Data Center Electrical Power Systems

July 12-13, 2021 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1295.00 each
- OR - I choose to attend remotely
Individual remote connections(s) - $ 1295.00 each

Volume pricing available for remote connections

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 connections - $ 5,180.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 connections - $ 9,065.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 connections - $ 15,540.00 (40% discount)

Buy 4 in-person seats and only pay for 3! For this event every fourth in-person attendee is free!

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before June 11, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.4 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program 

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit. 

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations and group discussion will be used in this event. 

Who Should Attend 

Early career design engineers, those interested in prospecting the data center industry, those understanding what to pay attention to in the field, and anyone who would like a review/update on the industry.

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