In December 2015, we published a white paper for datacenter operator Verne Global titled “Mind the Gap: Energy Availability and the Disconnect with Data.”
The information in the white paper was covered in the media.
…”Power reliability will matter even more in future years as society becomes increasingly digitized,” writes Boston energy consultant Peter Kelly-Detwiler in a new white paper. “The last decade has seen an astonishing growth in production, storage and consumption of data. And yet, the global economy is about to experience an acceleration in this trend.”
All told, the number of digital bits in circulation doubles every two years, and will increase from 4.4 zettabytes in 2013 to 44 zettabytes in 2020, said Kelly-Detwiler, a principal with Northbridge Energy Partners and a former executive with Constellation Energy….