Electrification and Decarbonization Quiz

Electrification is more than just a buzzword — it’s an environmental movement to achieve carbon neutrality. Replacing technologies that are powered by fossil fuels with technologies powered by renewable energy sources is a key ingredient in the decarbonization recipe. Take this quiz to find out if you’re on the right path to sustainability.

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1. Decarbonization is:
A. The reduction in use of electric equipment
B. The replacement of coal with lower carbon emission fuels
C. Reducing our reliance on carbon-based fuels and moving to renewable energy sources
2. The world needs to stay within 1.5 °C (2.7°F) of warming because:
A. Temperature rises also increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events
B. Failure to do so will impact food security
C. Ice caps will melt and impact coastal communities
D. Failure to do so could exacerbate hunger, conflict and drought worldwide
E. All of the above
3. Data centers are responsible for approximately what percentage of global energy use in 2022?
A. .3%
B. 5%
C. 3%
D. 4%
4. A REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin) provides evidence that:
A. 1 (MWh) of electricity has been generated and delivered to the electricity grid from a renewable energy resource
B. All the energy supplied in a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) is from a renewable source
C. Solar energy will be provided to the grid when it is available
5. Microgrids are:
A. An emissions-free back-up solution that data centers should be using
B. A resilient energy system that serves a discrete geographic footprint
C. A source of renewable energy for industry in general
6. Global average temperature is:
A. The difference between the hottest and coldest areas of the earth over time
B. The average land temperature measured weekly in key locations around the world
C. The average of collected air temperatures at the surface of the sea and land across the world every day, week and month
D. The temperature of the sea measured over time
7. An example of electrification is:
A. The conversion of AC components to DC operation
B. The move away from the use of gas-boilers in the home to the use of electrically powered heat pumps to provide heating and hot water
C. Replacement of VRLA batteries with Lithium-ion batteries in the data center
8. When making changes to the infrastructure in the data center, we should start with:
A. The cooling components
B. Operating processes
C. The IT components
D. The power infrastructure
9. Bio-diesel is a fuel source for a generator that is:
A. A lower emissions source of energy
B. Emissions free
C. Made up of organic matter only and does not contain any diesel
D. A lower emissions fuel source than hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO)
10. Building a baseline to understand current data center operations and energy usage is important because:
A. It allows the data center operator to reduce staffing levels
B. It allows a report to be compiled to appease the stakeholders
C. Going through this essential process will ensure the facility is operating efficiently and provide a foundation for change
D. Completing this process will allow co-location facilities to set accurate pricing
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