Data Center Summit 2016



Data Center Summit 2016
November 4, 2016

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

7:15 AM Registration
7:30 AM Hot Buffet
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Program

8:00 AM Case Study: OATI South Campus – Use of a Microgrid and Cogeneration System with a Data Center
Darren Regan, Dunham Associates
Scott Rieger,  Dunham Associates
David Heim, OATI
Erik Amundson, OATI
• Using Microgrid technology to fully power your building
• High Reliability, Resiliency and Economic Optimization
• New 5 story office and 500 kW data center
• Combined Cooling, Heat and Power (CCHP) with Microturbines and Absorption Chiller
• Solar, Wind and Energy Storage Systems
9:00 AM Community Infrastructure
Moderator: Tom Lambrecht, Great River Energy
Mark Lofthus, Dakota Electric
Kylle Jordan, Minnesota Dept of Employment and Economic Development
Gene Goddard, Director, Business Investment
• How can your community prepare for data center developments
• Why should a community attract data centers
• What is driving site location decision point
• How can communities work with the real estate professionals

10:00 AM Break

10:10 AM Data Center Efficiency Programs

Moderator: Tim  Doherty, Dakota Electric
Ryan Bruers, Xcel Energy
Tom Sagstetter, City of Elk River
• What type of investment needs to be made and what is the payback
• How do you determine the best change to make with all the clutter in the marketplace
• What types of changes can I make myself
• How to create opportunities to influence the value of the project  

10:55 AM Key Data Center Decisions: New Construction vs Retrofit vs Colocation

Moderator: Keith Rosdahl, Parsons Corp
Dan Peterson, Colliers International | MSP
Dan Curry, ViaWest, Inc.
Scott Gatewood, DLR Group
Brett Severson, CBRE
Chris Hardinger, Hunt Electric
• What is driving the Data Center Industry in Minnesota
• Decision making; New vs Retrofit vs Colocation – Who should the owner engage
• Site selection and why it is unique for Data Centers
• What delivery systems should one consider?  (Plan/Spec; Negotiated; Design Assist; Design Build)
• What are some of the evolving trends in the Data Center market
• What are some of the “Lessons Learned” from past projects

Data Center Summit 2016


  • When

  • Friday, November 4, 2016
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley Rd
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

Contact Information

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