The Consortium

A geographically distributed across Europe consortium lies at the heart of the project, bringing their unique set of expertise to build a strong, focused team.

Alliander

Alliander

Type:

Distribution System Operator (DSO)

Country:

The Netherlands

Role:

Alliander will support the demonstration of the flexibility possibilities of data centres in real practice. We want to learn about the diversity of data centres in the Netherlands and also in other countries, so that we can abstract in the overall situation in the Netherlands. In cooperation with Schuberg Philis we want to investigate in real practice all the possible flex-options of their data centre and the value of these options for the DSO. And we want the demonstrate, as a lighthouse-project, that data centres and DSOs can be valuable for each other. We want to monitor the demonstration site and analyse the pre -and after situation with the use of flexibility.

Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.

Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.

Type:

Large Enterprise, Data Centre Owner

Country:

Italy

Role:

ENGINEERING is the CATALYST Project Coordinator, leading both the administrative and the technical management of the project. ENGINEERING will be also leading the design and development of the CATALYST flexibility marketplace (starting from the results achieved in GEYSER) and will significantly contribute to the definition of the business models and sustainability plans that will allow a successful positioning of the CATALYST results in the market.

ENEL

ENEL

Type:

Utility

Country:

Italy

Role:

ENEL, a large multi-national utility company, with proven environmentally sound approach towards energy generation and distribution is responsible for leading the impact creation activities for the CATALYST project. As such ENEL will greatly contribute to the development of novel business models to better penetrate the smart energy market. The aim is to study personalized and customized tariffs and incentive systems, such as least-cost or pre-paid or the most-green energy supply, as effective ways of achieving stable control of the district-level energy marketplace.

Green IT Amsterdam

Green IT Amsterdam

Type:

Non profit

Country:

The Netherlands

Role:

Green IT Amsterdam will play an active role in defining innovative business models, designing the impact creation strategy, and leading the establishment of the Green Data Centres Stakeholder Group (GDC – SG) so as to share information on environmentally sustainable data centres and foster knowledge and experience exchange. In addition, we will be responsible for assessing the CATALYST framework and introducing the CATALYST Green DC Assessment Toolkit which will offer support services to data centre operators and developers, certification bodies and other stakeholders to identify, measure and assess relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics in a modular, structured and organized way. We'll also be creating the Green Data Centre Roadmap, an interactive resource which will provide information to Data Centre operators, Utilties, Smart City operators and local authorities on Standards, Certification schemes, planning etc to integrate DC's into Smart Cities.

QARNOT Computing

QARNOT Computing

Type:

Small Medium Enterpise (SME), Data Centre Owner

Country:

France

Role:

The expertise of Qarnot computing in operating distributed data centre infrastructures will be exploited in IT load scheduling according to specific constraints. Qarnot is leading activities aiming at enabling and securing the migration of traceable IT loads (and corresponding energy consumption) between disjointed data centres closer to the energy generation sources. Moreover, Qarnot will be active in the tasks related to Demand Response (DR) prediction and DR flexibility management. Most importantly, they lead the French trial, demonstrating how CATALYST can be applied on a fully distributed data centre landscape to implement the novel “Follow-the-energy” and “reverse DR” (RD) CATALYST approaches.

Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center

Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center

Type:

Data Centre Owner

Country:

Poland

Role:

Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), brings expertise in energy efficient data centres including design and implementation of monitoring and simulation tools, energy-related metrics, and resource management techniques. In particular, PSNC leads data centre trials and data management activities providing also its own trial. PSNC also contributes to energy and heat modelling in a data centre using its expertise in modelling and simulation method and tools.

SingularLogic

SingularLogic

Type:

Industry, Integrator, Data Centre Owner

Country:

Greece

Role:

Within CATALYST, SingularLogic is coordinating the developments related to providing the core integration and qualification framework of CATALYST. Further, capitalizing on SingularLogic’s experience in cloudification and distributed coordination services, SingularLogic is responsible for implementing the Federated Data Centres’ Migration Controller, dealing with the conditions under which IT load migration among federated data centres can take place.

Schuberg Philis

Schuberg Philis

Type:

Data Centre Owner

Country:

The Netherlands

Role:

Schuberg Philis operates the installations in the data centre itself. Because of this approach we have the experience and knowledge to optimize the installation in the data centre. During the CATALYST project we will focus on the technical components and experimentation of the following tasks: (i) Utilize the wasted data centre heat (even in a decentralized approach) to lower the overall energy footprint and reduce energy costs. (ii) Assess resiliency and security of energy supply, as well as risk and vulnerabilities against adverse climatic events and trading off incremental resiliency versus additional renewable energy and/or energy efficiency investment over the data centre asset lifecycle.

Power Operations Ltd.

Power Operations Ltd.

Type:

Small Medium Enterprise (SME)

Country:

UK

Role:

As Power Operations Ltd. members were part of the Technical Management team of the DOLFIN project and developed the core IT load optimization and prediction components therein, in the context of CATALYST they will mainly focus their activities on dealing with requirements analysis and assessment of pre-CATALYST results. Moreover, they will be involved in the optimization of the IT load balance in the federated data centres setting, also leading efforts related to the realization of the Virtual Container Generator. They will also contribute to the implementation of the cloudification of the CATALYST marketplaces as well as the CATALYST platform integration and testing.

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Type:

University

Country:

Romania

Role:

Following their role in the GEYSER project, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUC) will be responsible for migrating their Optimization and Demand Response prediction expertise and tangible results from GEYSER to CATALYST. In this context, they coordinate activities related to data centre energy flexibility prediction and optimization. Moreover, they lead the use cases definition and analysis of pre-CATALYST results and the dissemination of the project outcomes.