DPO and Partner Schneider Electric Develop Wind-Powered Modular AI Data Center

Digital Power Optimization, Inc. revealed a new collaboration with Schneider Electric to design, build, and deploy modular AI data centers situated behind the meter across various wind farms in Texas. Working alongside Schneider Electric, DPO will tailor modules for installation at large-scale wind farm locations to facilitate its recently unveiled 100 MW Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and related data center buildout.

Unlike most traditional data centers procuring clean power through virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs) or offsets, these high-performance computing (“HPC”) facilities running AI applications will draw a majority of their energy directly from the adjacent wind farms. Through this partnership, DPO will work with Schneider Electric to develop power-dense data centers co-located with renewable power plants under an innovative structure that allows new forms of GPU-based computing, while driving efficiencies for cost savings and improved sustainability by levering existing power generation assets.

“We’re extremely excited to have Schneider Electric’s support in this project,” said Andrew Webber, DPO’s CEO. “Working with partners who have deep expertise in this space is a key piece of addressing these critical challenges at scale. We’re delighted to work with an experienced team to bring to life this new class of renewable-powered computing facilities.”

Schneider Electric has extensive experience in the engineering and construction of modular data center facilities, including its EcoStruxure solution. Beyond this initial 100 MW being developed at Texas wind facilities, DPO and Schneider expect to deploy additional modular HPC data centers at DPO clients’ various solar, wind, and hydroelectric sites.

For more information on DPO, please visit DigitalPowerOptimization.com.

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