'we're a community-owned utility, and we've had renewable energy for quite some time, actually since 1997 with Greenergy.' Erik Krause Director of Retail Product Delivery in Sales for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District ' Click To Tweet
Today’s guests are Phillip Sandino, RagingWire Vice President of Data Center Operations and Erik Krause, the Director of Retail Product Delivery at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).
You may have driven past a data center and wondered what impact it has on regional power requirement. Phillip Sandino and Erik Krause give the perspective of the data center as well as the utility.
When you listen to the conversation, you will discover that renewable energy credits have been around since 1997 with Greenway. Erik Krause details how SMUD responds to customers when they inquire about carbon reduction.
Phillip Sandino explains that there is no national program for energy regulation, it is regulated at different levels within the states. When it comes to California, there is an imitative to have 33% of its energy renewable by 2020.
The surprising observation by Erik Krause was thinks there is a possibility that in the next five to twenty years he won’t see most data centers at 100% renewable.