George Navarro, Eaton Corporation, Power Sub Work Group
Brad Thrash, GE Energy, Power Sub Work Group
Implementing a UPS’s “eco-mode” is a recommendation in the Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) to improve data center efficiency and lower PUE. The energy efficiency gain and economic benefits of UPS eco-mode are provided, along with updates to the power distribution system efficiency (TGG WP#16).
This presentation explores in detail the application considerations for UPS eco-mode performance along with recommendations for other power distribution equipment (i.e. static switches) needed to ensure reliable power system.
The deployment of UPS eco-mode also requires an understanding of the power quality requirements of modern IT power supplies in servers, network, and storage equipment. This presentation provides updates on the latest voltage requirements for IT power supplies. Knowledge of the utility grid power quality is important to optimize UPS eco-mode operation and suggestions are provided for evaluating utility power quality.