Ireland has recently announced new data centres regulations in order to avoid rolling blackouts for consumers and businesses.
Indeed, these regulations will try to make sure that data centres have enough backup generators in the case they have to cut back on electricity use during peak times. Ireland is hosting more and more large data centres by tech companies as the demand for Cloud IT services and online commerce is rising.
However, Irish lawmakers have recently talked about a bill that would include a moratorium on all new data centers as well as stopping, for now, the building of any new fossil fuel-related energy infrastructure. This is to meet Ireland’s goal to reduce greenhouse gases by 51% by 2030. Yet, this could be challenging due to the global spike in energy prices and supply issues.