Right Sizing Your Power System to Optimize Energy Usage

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Kohler
Presented by Julius Neudorfer

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the common causes of oversizing.
  2. Describe how modular design and components can meet present and future power loads.
  3. Examine the trade-off of redundancy versus energy efficiency.
  4. Understand the impact of cooling system types on power system sizing requirements.


1 AIA LU/Elective
1 PDH*
This test is no longer available for credit
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Traditionally, the data center industry is risk adverse and has always erred on the side of caution when it comes to designing system requirements and levels of redundancy. This commonly resulted in oversized and redundant components in the power chain, which impacted energy efficiency.

More recently, the importance of energy efficiency has increased. Therefore, in today’s cost conscious and environmentally-aware world, excessive oversizing is no longer considered best practice and of course, avoiding under-sizing a power system is still mandatory to ensure availability.

This webinar will discuss system capacity and other significant issues to consider when considering and selecting key elements in the data center power systems.

Julius Neudorfer Julius Neudorfer is the CTO and founder of North American Access Technologies, Inc. (NAAT). Based in Westchester, NY, NAAT’s clients include Fortune 500 firms and government agencies. NAAT has been designing and implementing data center infrastructure and related technology projects for the last 25 years. Julius is a member of AFCOM, ASHRAE, BICSI, IEEE and The Green Grid. He is a Master Instructor for the DC-Professional Development program, as well as for the U.S. Department of Energy “Data Center Energy Practitioner” “DCEP” program. He developed and holds a U.S. patent for a high efficiency cooling system for rack mounted computer equipment. He writes the “Hot Aisle Insight” column at Mission Critical, and has also written numerous articles and whitepapers for various IT and data center publications and has presented seminars and webinars on data center power, cooling and energy efficiency.

Kohler logo. A global force in power solutions since 1920, Kohler is committed to reliable, intelligent products, purposeful engineering and responsive after-sale support. The company manufactures complete power systems, including generators (portable, residential, industrial, and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications worldwide. For more details, please visit www.KohlerPower.com.


Originally published in March 2017