Establishes pathway to conduct feasibility studies for the utilisation of flare gas to power mobile Datacentre infrastructure in conjunction with Nigerian Petroleum Development Company & Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited
Earth Wind & Power (EWP, or The Company), a leading innovator in creating a sustainable bridge between excess energy and the exponentially growing demand for power for digitalization, today is pleased to announce the first stage of a collaboration with the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), the federal body responsible, among other things, for the management of flare gas produced in Nigeria.
As a first step, NUPRC has provided Letters of Introduction to Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC) and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, which provide the basis to conduct joint-feasibility studies for the potential deployment of EWP’s modular data centre infrastructure at locations to be determined by the parties.
The collaboration will benefit from EWP’s expertise in turning excess energy, that would otherwise be wasted through gas flaring, into power for its leading-edge, modular datacentres and the shared commitment of NPDC and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, as well as the Federal Government of Nigeria, to enhanced environmental standards and the elimination of routine gas flaring.
Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, CEO and Co-Founder of Earth Wind & Power and former Norwegian Minister of National Public Security and Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy, commented “I am excited to announce the collaboration with the Nigerian Upstream regulatory Commission today, which demonstrates the strength and adaptability of EWP’s solution. Africa, and Nigeria in particular, is a key market for us, and we are excited to collaborate on a project that supports the elimination of routine flaring while simultaneously contributing to improved power utilisation. We look forward to providing more detail on this exciting early-stage partnership in due course.”
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Earth Wind & Power (EWP) provides a sustainable solution for powering datacentres by utilizing excess energy from wind, solar, geo-thermal and gas to cater for the increased computing power demand – without any negative impact on existing grids.
The company positions scalable modular datacentre units at local power production facilities around the world, taking advantage of the most energy-efficient technologies to utilise the excess energy on site for HPC when no other offtake is commercially viable, or when demand and energy prices are low.
Led by CEO and Former Norwegian Minister of National Public Security and Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, EWP was founded by pioneers from wind and solar industries as well as international E&P.