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Environmentally sustainable data centres for Smart Cities

Environmentally sustainable data centres for Smart Cities

Objective

Data centres are involved play two different and complementary roles in Smart Cities' energy policies with two roles: as ICT infrastructures supporting Smart City resource optimization systems - and more in general, delivering for ICT services to the citizens - and as large energy consumers. Therefore there are huge expectations on data centres being able to run at the highest levels of renewable energy sources: this is the great challenge of DC4Cities project.DC4Cities addresses these requirements optimizing data centre operations as well as software running in the data centre for minimal energy consumption and adaptivity to external energy constrains, targeting the 80% usage of renewable energy sources.The goal of DC4Cities is to let make existing and new data centres become energy adaptive, without requiring any logistics modification to the logistics, and without impacting the quality of the services provided to their users. Finally new energy metrics, benchmarks, and measurement processes will be developed and proposed for the definition of new related standards.DC4Cities will promote the data centres role as an "eco-friendly" key player in the Smart Cities energy policies, and will foster the integration of a network of local renewable energy providers (also interconnected with local Smart Grids and microgrids) to support the pursued increase of renewable energy share.
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Coordinator

Freemind Consulting Belgium

Address

Rue De La Technologie 1
1082 Brussels

Belgium

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 640 316

Administrative Contact

Frédéric Wauters (Mr.)

Participants (13)

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UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 321 260

UNIVERSITAT PASSAU

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 372 480

INSTITUT MUNICIPAL D'INFORMATICA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 181 380

CONSORCI DE SERVEIS UNIVERSITARIS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 212 290

NATURGY ENERGY GROUP SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 79 824

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 249 930

CREATE-NET (CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERIMENTATION FOR NETWORKED COMMUNITIES)

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 490 004

HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 515 800

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 304 150

GAS NATURAL FENOSA ENGINEERING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 25 110

GAS NATURAL INFORMATICA S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 6 642

GAS NATURAL SERVICIOS SDG SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 44 064

UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 55 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609304

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 894 489

  • EU contribution

    € 3 499 000

Coordinated by:

Freemind Consulting Belgium

Belgium