Eaton starts trials of UPS-as-a-Reserve service in Sweden

Enabling data center operators to support the power grid with their UPS systems.

Power management specialist Eaton has launched the first pilot project of UPS-as-a-Reserve (UPSaaR) service – an initiative that enables data center owners to participate in regulation of the power grid, while getting paid for their contribution.

The service connects UPS batteries to the grid, so stored energy can be used in periods of low supply and high demand, helping prevent grid-wide outages and reducing the need for ‘peaker plants’ – power plants that only run for a few hours a day.

For the pilot, Eaton has partnered with Swedish national grid operator Svenska kraftnät and utility provider Fortum, which already runs a ‘virtual battery’ service called Spring.

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