Energy efficiency of connected devices

EDNA’s work in this area is strongly focused on network standby energy. Network standby energy is the energy used by a connected device when not performing its primary function, but maintaining a network connection. By 2030 it is estimated that 300 TWh per annum could be wasted by network standby energy globally, which is the […]

Energy efficiency of data centres

The IEA estimates that global data centre electricity consumption in 2022 was 240-340 TWh, or around 1-1.3% of global final electricity demand.  This excludes energy used for cryptocurrency mining, which was estimated to be around 110 TWh in 2022. To date, most policy efforts have focused on the energy used for cooling and lighting within data centres, […]

Demand flexible networked appliances

Demand flexible networked appliances empower consumers and are able to react to requirements from the grid, for example to increase or decrease power consumption in response to renewable energy generation patterns, or to react to local demand constraints. Having demand flexible appliances installed is crucial to a net zero energy grid – their potential to […]