Electronic Environments Corporation (EEC) has announced that Kevin O’Brien, its president of mission-critical construction services, will moderate a panel at DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Enterprise USA, taking place March 17-18, 2015 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

O’Brien will join fellow data center experts from Bloom Energy, Steel Orca, NTT Facilities, Inc. and Credit Suisse on the panel, “Will 380V DC Power in the Data Center Gain Traction?” to discuss the challenges and benefits of Direct Current (DC) power in the data center environment as well as what it could mean for the future of alternative energy resources within mission-critical facilities. The panel, part of the event’s Critical Environment Track, will explore the prevalence and locations of 380V DC data center facilities as well as compare DC and Alternating Current (AC) power costs or efficiency. Taking place at 11:20 AM on Tuesday, March 17, this discussion will also offer audience members expert insight into 380 V DC and its effects on data center services and maintenance; safety factors (working in a ‘live’ environment); implementation within existing versus new facilities; integration with alternative energy sources; and more.

“I am honored to appear alongside fellow industry professionals to educate DCD Enterprise USA attendees on the potential implications DC power distribution will have on future data center design,” says O’Brien. “As the data center landscape continues to evolve and the industry looks to increase efficiency and decrease operating costs, we’re looking to discover whether or not DC power is equipped to improve the overall power effectiveness of mission-critical facilities and how its implementation will change the overall environment.”