What are data centres?
A data centre is a physical facility storing computing and networking equipment and their related hardware used to collect, process, and store digital data, as well as to distribute and enable access to digital resources.
What does it mean for the community?
Becoming one of the world’s most valuable resources, data centres provide the physical infrastructure for the technology we depend on at work and in our personal lives. Data centres enable e-commerce, cloud computing and remote work, helping businesses across nearly every industry.
From global to local businesses, governments, councils, hospitals, schools, retailers and restaurants, data centres are relied on every day.
Whenever you open an app on your phone, join a virtual classroom or meeting, send an email, access the internet to pay a bill or find a recipe, snap and save photos, stream a movie, listen to music or podcast, or play a game online, you are using a data centre.
What we’re doing
AusNet is the Victorian owner and operator of the electricity transmission network enabling large data centres to connect and operate effectively. Our role in data centre projects is to:
- conduct due diligence on the high load transmission power needed by data centre operators / developers
- closely collaborate with data centre operators / developers by identifying the grid connection equipment needed to enable data centre operations
- provide design, supply and construction expertise, to reliably connect the data centre to the electrical network.
With an experienced local transmission connection team we plan and proactively engage with stakeholders and local communities before and during construction to keep them informed of any potential disruptions from construction of the connection infrastructure, such as road disruptions.
For data centre operators / developers considering projects in Victoria contact our Data centre team by emailing email@example.com.