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"Well-designed data centres will therefore contribute to reducing the environmental impact of digital technology and when they are well integrated into their environment, they will generate a digital ecosystem that will create jobs in the regions".

Damien Giroud, President of GIMELEC'S SMART UP IT POWER committee and Data Centre Sales Director France at SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

At SMART UP IT POWER, we deploy intelligent, safe energy technologies to support digital infrastructures with low environmental impact.

Our challenges

Support the attractiveness of the French digital market

The digital revolution, which is still in its infancy, has already profoundly changed many sectors, including energy and industry. Data Centres, the first building block in Digital technology and support for data exchange, storage and analysis lie at the heart of digital transformation.

Small, medium or large: the number of Data Centres is growing. The issue of their ecological footprint is therefore becoming unavoidable, as is their integration into energy infrastructures and their social acceptability.

Because the location of Data Centres is raising economic activity issues such as transparent data management in certain regions, it is also becoming increasingly critical. “

Our missions

Develop the installation of data centres in France

“GIMELEC’s work on digital infrastructures has many objectives:

  • Educate people on the central role of data centres in the development of sustainable digital technology
  • Develop the French digital market to position France as the leader in data management
  • Promote national and European digital sovereignty
  • Develop the interests of the sector
  • Pool GIMELEC’s expertise on data centres’ standardisation activities”

Reduce the ecological footprint of data centres and make them an asset for ecological transition.

GIMELEC is also working to:

  • Promote best practices in material use reduction, energy efficiency, renewable energy development and fatal heat recovery in data centres.
  • Make data centres a factor of infrastructure resilience

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Standardisation

Much work is in progress, at the French level in collaboration with AFNOR, Cen / Cenelec, ISO and IEC

  • Standardisation of data centres and metrics and associated good practice
  • European Code of Conduct for Data Centres, in conjunction with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). GIMELEC is a member of the editorial committee of the JRC and has endorsed the Code of Conduct since 2013.
  • DC power supplies and storage standards
    Power conversion and UPS standards
    Monitoring of developments in UPS technologies, cybersecurity and BIM objects”

"GIMELEC's activities at
European level"

As Secretary of the European Association of UPS Manufacturers (CEMEC UPS), GIMELEC has a major influence on the work of this group at European level. The work involves :

  • Standardisation of data centres and UPS
  • Environment (circular economy and Battery Directive)
  • European UPS Code of Conduct
  • Development of UPS in power conversion and storage.
  • Development of future careers and the Smart, Secure and Sustainable Power (S3P)6
  • Approach Monitoring of European regulations and UPS programmes in European countries