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Data Centres Programme: Index of Publications and Resources

This directory includes our publicly available outputs specific to data centres. They are organised thematically in topics. Within each topic, publications are listed in date order, starting with most recent. For issues that are not specific to data centres, like EU Exit, links are provided to relevant programmes and information sources.

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Climate Change Agreement for Data Centres

CCA Reform Consultation 2022 DATC Response

Guidance Note 01: What is a CCA?

Revised April 2022

Guidance Note 2: Transferring Ownership of a CCA

Updated August 2021

Guidance Note 3: Administration Charges

Updated December 2021

Guidance Note 4: Completing HMRC PP10 and PP11 Forms

Revised April 2022

Guidance Note 5: Timetable of CCA Activities

Guidance Note 6: Obligations for Participants - Including Audits

Guidance Note 7: Target Period 5 Reporting

Guidance Note 8: CCA and Other Schemes

Updated August 2021

Guidance Note 9: Glossary and Abbreviations

Updated August 2021

Guidance Note 10: What Happens If...

Updated August 2021

Guidance Note 11: Sub-Metering and Base Year

Updated August 2021

Guidance Note 12: Measuring Generator Fuel

Updated August 2021

Guidance Note 13: State Aid Transparency Reporting

Updated November 2021

Guidance Note 14: Penalties for Non Compliance

Updated August 2021

Guidance Note 15: Application Documentation

Updated August 2021

Guidance Note 16: Data Centre CCA Eligibility

Updated August 2021

CCA Target Period 5 Counter Proposal 2020

CCA Extension: techUK Response 2020

CCA for Data Centres: Budget Submission 2018

CCA Closure: Date Centres Council Communication 2018

CCA Closure: Heads up for Operators 2018

CCA Closure: Summary of Impacts on Data Centres 2018

CCA for Data Centres: Second Target Report 2017

CCA for Data Centres: First Target Report 2016

CCA for Data Centres: First Findings Report 2014

CCA Data Centre Target Profile Proposal 2014

Do I need an Energy Consultant for the CCA? 2014

CCA Strategic Implications for Data Centres 2014

ETS fuel-oil consumption model V4 amended

70/30 Evaluation

techUK CCA Transfer Application Form v1

CCA Consultation 2022

Draft response for review

 

Compliance

Red Diesel Tax Changes: Our Interpretation of the New Rules - March 2022

Guidance notes for data centres - FURTHER UPDATES

BAT for IED: Important Clarification

Correcting Environment Agency Statement

RED DIESEL DRAFT SI Jan 2022

RED DIESEL SI: BIODIESEL DRAFT Jan 2022

Red Diesel Tax Changes: HMRC Guidance for Contingency Generation

Red Diesel Tax Changes - Our Interpretation of the New Rules

Guidance notes for data centre operators updated January 2022

Red Diesel Tax Changes for Data Centres

Briefing Note updated December 2021

DRAFT Template Air Quality Management Plan

For review and comment

DRAFT Script for notification AQMP

For review and comment

HMRC Guidance on Red Diesel taxation November 2021

HMRC information on changes in taxation of red diesel

Red Diesel: Feedback on Draft Guidance issued 15th October

Updated HMRC Red Diesel Guidance 15 Oct 2021

DRAFT Position Statement on MCPD: CO Monitoring and Early Permitting

Input to Better Regulation Framework Consultation

Data Centres and IED: Position Statement September 2021

Updated Guidance Red Diesel Regs August 2021

Updated guidance on changes in taxation of red diesel from HMRC for review

Input to Better Regulation Taskforce 2021

Red Diesel: DRAFT Guidance from HMRC 2021

Data Centres Compliance Healthcheck 2020

Red Diesel Tax Consultation response 2020

EU ETS Phase IV: Update on NIMS 2019

EU ETS Phase IV Proposals: Article 27A 2019

EU ETS Phase IV Consultation: Notes from BEIS Briefing 2019

EU ETS Phase IV Consultation: techUK response 2019

NOx: The implications for Data Centres 2019

Data Centres and Regulation: Article for IET Supplement 2019

MCPD and SGC: Briefing Note for Data Centres 2018

IED: Data Centres and Environmental Permitting Regulations: Industry Position 2018

Oil Storage Terminology Technical Briefing Note 2018

EU ETS Phase IV: Data Centres Council Communication 2018

Emergency Generation in Data Centres: Tech Cttee Brief 2017

Heat Networks Briefing for Data Centres 2017

MCPD: Consultation Submission 2017

Cones of Pain: Generator Emissions Compliance Roadmap 2016

EU ETS Notes from Low Emitters Briefing with DECC and MPA 2016

EU ETS Penalties: FAQs 2016

EU ETS Data Centres Council Communication 2016

Guidance Note: Calculating Fuel Use in Generators for CCA and EU ETS 2016

IED Obligations: How to assess whether you are IN or OUT 2016

IED and Demand Side Response: Policy conflicts 2016

EU ETS Phase III Briefing Notes for Data Centres 2015

ESOS Briefing for Data Centres 2014

ESOS for Data Centres: EA Overview 2014

ESOS for Data Centres: Notes from Q&A with EA 2014

EU ETS Outcomes from Sector meeting with DG CLIMA 2014

EU ETS Brief for BIS 2013

Oil Storage Regs: EA Guidance PPG2 2010

 

COVID-19

DCMS Critical Workers Delivery Hub Address Details

Excel sheet to complete for key worker tests

Travel Guidance for Data Centre Workers

Updated 5th December 2021

Quarantine: Guidance for Operators

Provisional guidance July 2021. Always check gov.uk for updates

Position Statement Self Isolation

Government rules on self-isolation threaten digital infrastructure and business continuity

TEST AND RELEASE CONDITIONS 26 July 2021

Further clarifications from DCMS

DCMS Template Request for Exemption from Self Isolation 24 July 2021

COVID Isolation Obligations: Guidance 23 July 2021

UPDATED 24 July with additional clarifications from DCMS

Guidance Notes for Setting Up Your Own Test Site

These are provisional notes, please check the links for updates

Setting up workplace testing: DHSC Intro slides 2021

Check DHSC for updates

Workplace Testing DHSC Guidance 2021

Check for updates!

Workplace testing DHSC SOP 2021

Check for updates

Template Workplace Letter for Lateral Flow Testing in Slough 2021

COVID-19 Dossier for Data Centres: Directory of Outputs in 2020

COVID Response: What We Did For Members in 2020

COVID Response Phase I: What We Did For Members in Spring 2020

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COVID-19 Position Statements

Data Centres: New Relationship with Government May 2020

Update on Key Worker Status March 2020

Data Centres COVID-19 FAQ March 2020

Position Statement: Key Worker Request March 2020

COVID-19 Articles and blogs

Guest Blog by Kurtis Lindqvist: Internet Traffic and the Coronavirus: 2020

Article for Inside Networks on COVID 19 impacts 2020

Guest blog by Paul Cranfield on CNI status - or not 2020

Guest Blog by Jack Bedell-Pearce, on Mental Health under lockdown 2020

COVID-19 Operational Briefings

COVID 19 Briefing: Infection Control 2020

Operator Briefing: Clarification on Movement Restrictions 2020

Operator Briefing on Mental Health and COVID 19 2020

Operator Briefing: Recovery Measures 2020

Operator Briefing: Footfall and Transport 2020

Operator Briefing: Borders and Quarantine 2020

Sample Eligibility Letter for Quarantine 2020

COVID-19 Bulletins and call notes

Data Centre COVID Bulletin 9

Data Centre COVID Bulletin 8

Data Centre COVID Bulletin 7

Data Centre COVID Bulletin 6

Data Centre COVID Bulletin 5

Data Centre COVID Bulletin 4 2020

Data Centre COVID Bulletin 3 2020

Data Centres COVID Bulletin 2 2020

Data Centres COVID Bulletin 1 2020

COVID Response Call Notes 10 2020

COVID Response Call Notes 9 2020

COVID Response Call Notes 8 2020

COVID Response Call Notes 7 2020

COVID Response Call Notes 6 2020

COVID Response Call Notes 5 2020

COVID Response Call Notes 4 2020

COVID Response Call Notes 3 2020

COVID Response Call Notes 2 2020

COVID Response Call Notes 1 2020


 

Data Centre Case Studies

Ekkosense and Digital Realty

Improving cooling efficiency with AI

 

Energy and Carbon

Electricity Costs: Position Statement 2022

EII and Proposed Reform of Electricity Rates

Addressing the Public Sector's Residual Data Centre Estate

Communication from UK Council of Data Centre Operators

BEIS Statement of Intent: Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

Note that justification does not relate to market failure!

techUK Response to Heat Network Zoning Consultation 2021

Data Centre Energy Use: The Viking Helmet; 2021

DCD talks Viking Helmets with Emma Fryer

October 2021

Aggregated Power Purchase Agreements

Zeigo Guide to Aggregating PPAs

TM44 and EPBD: Quick Heads-Up for Operators 2020

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) Briefing for Data Centres 2020

Carbon Emissions Tax techUK response 2020

Carbon Impacts of Streaming - Observations on Channel 4 Dispatches: 2020

Does Streaming Really Have a Dirty Secret? 2020

Data Centre Energy Routemap 2019

Lost in Migration: Attributing Carbon to Cloud: Discussion Paper 2019

Attributing Carbon to Cloud: Article for Business Green 2019

Attributing Carbon to Cloud: Article for Data Economy 2019

Cloud Carbon: Article for IET Supplement 2019

Climate Change Levy: Summary for Operators 2019

Data Centre Energy Consumption: Article for Friends of Europe 2019

Energy Security of Supply Post Brexit: Briefing for Operators 2019

Green Public Procurement for Data Centres: techUK Comments on 3rd Draft 2019

Heat Reuse in Data Centres: Article for Green Week 2019

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF): techUK Response 1 2019

Data Centres and Net Zero: Article for Business Green 2019

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) techUK Response 2 2019

Green Public Procurement for Data Centres: techUk Response to 2nd Draft 2018

Heat Reuse in Data Centres: Article 2018

Budget Implications for Data Centres 2018

Heat Reuse: techUK Response to IHRS 2018

BEIS Business Energy Consultation Response 2018

Energy Tax Proposals: techUK Position 2018

Energy Policy - Impacts on Competitiveness: Data Centres Council Communication 2017

Power Provisioning Vs Energy Consumption in Data Centres: Briefing note 2017

Green Public Procurement for Data Centres: techUK Comments on 1st Draft 2017

Energy Impacts of Digital Policies: Data Centres Council Communication 2016

Energy Technology List Consultation: techUK Response 2016

Energy Tax Consultation: Summary of HMT Response 2015

Energy Tax Proposals: SLR Briefing for Operators 2015

Evaluating the Carbon Impact of ICT: The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything 2013

Down on the Farm with the CRC - 2011

Blog by Emma Fryer

HIgh Tech: Low Carbon 2008

ICT and energy: Case Study Directory 2009

Case Study Digest: Transport, Buildings and Energy 2009

Case Study Digest: ICT and Public Sector 2009

 

Infrastructure: Resilience, Planning, Investment and Capacity

Data Centre Security: Podcast with Genetec

Fireside chat: Nick Smith and Emma Fryer

CPNI NCSC Data Centre Security Guidance 2022

PDF version for DC owners and operators

CPNI NCSC Data Centre Security Guidance 2022

Link to CPNI Web Resources

NIS Regulations Briefing for Data Centres

Discussion points kindly shared by CharlesRussellSpeechlys

NIS Regulations Consultation: Data Centres

Slides from round table with CharlesRussellSpeechlys

Sector Readiness for Climate Change Risks (ARP Report 2021)

See also under Climate Change Adaptation

National Security and Investment Act: Government Guidance

National Security and Investment Act: Guidance, November 2021

National Security and Investment Act: Business Decision Tree

BEIS flowchart to aid decision making

Data Centres and the UK National Security and Investment Act 2021

Briefing by Clifford Chance LLP

Data Centre Security: Fighting on Two Fronts

White Paper on where physical and cyber security meet. Many thanks to techUK member Genetec for leading this piece of work!

Securing Our Digital Future: Data Centre Construction - Challenges and Opportunities 2021

Guest Blog by Vijay Mistry: Data Centre Investment - No Brainer or Buyer Beware 2021

Data Centres and Strategic Planning Policy: Position Statement 2021

Data Centres: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? FAQ for Planners 2021

National Security & Investment Bill - Implications for operators: Dec 2020

National Security & Investment Bill Text Nov 2020

National Security & Investment Bill: DCMS Info Pack for Data Centres 2020

National Security and Investment Bill: Mandatory Notification Sectors - Consultation 2020

National Security and Investment Bill: Presentation by DCMS 2020

National Security and Investment Bill: Preliminary Questions and Observations 2020

Planning the Future White Paper: techUK Response 2020

Data Centres and CNI Designation: International Comparisons 2020

National Infrastructure Commission: Letter Advocating Inclusion of Digital 2016

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Member Blogs, Podcasts, News and Announcements

Data Centre Security: Podcast with Genetec

Fireside chat: Nick Smith and Emma Fryer

Data Centre Market Trends 2021

Podcast with Matt Pullen, EVP and MD Europe at CyrusOne

Revolutionising Infrastructure Management

Guest blog by Jeff Safovich, chief technology officer at RiT Tech

Data Centre Investment: No Brainer or Buyer Beware?

Guest Blog by Vijay Mistry, VIPA Digital

Internet Traffic and the Corona Virus

Guest Blog by Kurtis Lindqvist

To Be or Not To Be: Should Data Centres be Classed as CNI

Guest blog by Paul Cranfield, VIPA Digital

Mental Health Under Lockdown

Guest Blog by Jack Bedell-Pearce, 4D Data Centres

COVID 19: Impact on Data Centres

Article by Emma Fryer for Inside Networks