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The  Cloud  Begins  With  Coal  

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THE  CLOUD  BEGINS  WITH  COAL  

BIG  DATA,  BIG  NETWORKS,  BIG  INFRASTRUCTURE,  AND  BIG  POWER  
AN  OVERVIEW  OF  THE  ELECTRICITY  USED  BY  THE  GLOBAL  DIGITAL  ECOSYSTEM    

 
Mark  P.  Mills  
CEO,  Digital  Power  Group  
www.tech-­‐pundit.com    

 

Sponsored  by:  
National  Mining  Association  
American  Coalition  for  Clean  Coal  Electricity  

 
 
August  2013  
 
 
Contents  
EXECUTIVE  SUMMARY  
 
THE  STATE  AND  FUTURE  OF  THE  INFORMATION  ECOSYSTEM  
1. PREFACE  –  WE’VE  ENTERED  A  NEW  ELECTRICITY-­‐CENTRIC  DIGITAL  ERA  
2. THE  GLOBAL  CONTEXT  –  ENERGY  DEMAND  GROWS,  BUT  ELECTRICITY  GROWS  FASTER  
3. THE  U.S.  CONTEXT  –  DEMAND  FOR  ELECTRICITY  GROWS  
4. THE  RISE  OF  THE  INFORMATION  ECONOMY  –  BIG  AND  GETTING  BIGGER,  FAST    
5. THE  INFORMATION  ECONOMY  –  HOW  MUCH  ELECTRICITY  DOES  IT  USE  &  WHERE  IS  IT  USED?    
 
ELECTRIC  DEMAND  IN  THE  INFORMATION-­‐COMMUNICATIONS  TECHNOLOGIES  (ICT)  ECOSYSTEM  
6. DATA  CENTERS        
7. COMMUNICATIONS  NETWORKS      
8. END-­‐USE  DEVICES  
9. MANUFACTURING    
10. PUTTING  IT  ALL  TOGETHER  
11. WHERE  DOES  &  WHERE  WILL  THE  POWER  COME  FROM?  
 
12. APPENDICES    
APPENDIX  A  -­‐-­‐  DOES  USING  THE  CLOUD  SAVE  ENERGY?    
APPENDIX  B  -­‐-­‐  THE  IMPACT  OF  EFFICIENCY  ON  (ICT)  ELECTRICITY  DEMAND  
 

 
 

REFERENCES  &  NOTES  

This  report  provides  an  independent  assessment  of  the  technical  literature  and  the  nature  of  existing  estimates  and  surveys  of  
electric  demand  in  the  global  and  U.S.  ICT  ecosystems.  This  analysis  was  supported  in  part  by  the  National  Mining  Association  
and  American  Coalition  for  Clean  Coal  Electricity.  DPG  is  responsible  for  the  contents  of  this  report  and  the  analyses  contained  
herein.  The  analysis  and  the  graphics  developed  during  the  course  of  this  research  represent  the  independent  work  and  views  of  
DPG  and  are  intended  to  contribute  to  the  dialogue  on  the  present  and  future  energy  requirements  of  the  ICT  ecosystem.  
 
Cover  image  credit:  Shutterstock  
Report  graphics  drawn  by  Bankesh  Thakur  
 

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