Prepare for the New EED Rules
The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) is a European Union (EU) directive that sets energy efficiency targets for member states. The latest revision of the EED, which was adopted in 2021, includes a number of new provisions for data centres, which are responsible for a significant portion of the EU’s energy consumption.
Some of the new EED rules for data centres will come into effect as early as next year but data centre operators should start preparing now to comply with the new requirements.
What do the new rules include?
Mandatory reporting for large data centres
Data centres with a capacity of at least 500kW will be required to report their energy efficiency data to the EU Commission on an annual basis. This data will be used to track progress towards the EU’s energy efficiency targets and to identify areas where further improvement is needed.
Minimum energy performance standards for new and refurbished data centres
New and refurbished data centres will be required to meet minimum energy performance standards. These standards will be based on the best available technology and will be updated on a regular basis to reflect technological advancements.
Obligation to promote the use of renewable energy
Data centre operators will be required to promote the use of renewable energy in their facilities. This may involve installing on-site renewable energy generation systems or purchasing renewable energy from the grid.
In addition to the new rules outlined above, the EED also includes a number of other requirements that may be of interest to data centre operators, such as:
- Reporting on key sustainability indicators: Data centre operators will be required to report on a number of key sustainability indicators, including total data centre energy consumption, temperature set points, and ICT equipment utilization.
- Compliance with EN50600-4 KPIs: Data centre operators will be required to comply with four of the eight EN50600-4 KPIs, which are a set of standards for measuring and reporting on the energy efficiency of data centres.
How Keysource Can Help You Prepare for the New EED Rules
Data centre operators need to start preparing now to comply with the new EED requirements.
Keysource can help you with this process as we provide a range of helpful services.
We can conduct a comprehensive energy audit of your data centre to identify areas where energy consumption can be reduced.
Energy management systems
We can help you to implement an energy management system to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.
We can help you to develop a plan to comply with the new reporting requirements, including identifying the data that needs to be collected and the systems that will be used to collect and report the data.
Renewable energy assessments
We can assess your renewable energy options and help you to develop a plan to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels and meet the new renewable energy requirements.
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new EED regulations
Our team of experts has a deep understanding of the new EED rules
and how they will impact data centre operators.
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and to reduce their environmental impact.