[LINK] geothermal datacentre

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Wed May 20 21:12:14 AEST 2009

Here's a Stock Exchange announcement today from one company that has
recently developed the first geo-thermal power station in Australia ..

Geodynamics: ASX ANNOUNCEMENT 20 MAY 2009 
Innamincka Data Centre – Feasibility Study 
Geodynamics is pleased to announce that it has engaged the Strategic
Directions Group to undertake a detailed feasibility study on the concept
of co-locating a data centre with the Commercial Demonstration Plant. 
Stage 2 of the Company’s three stage business plan is to develop a
Commercial Demonstration Plant (CDP). In preparing the business case for
investment in the CDP, the Company has been investigating the high level
feasibility of supplying electricity from the CDP to co-located consumers 
One of several options the Company has identified is the concept of the
CDP supplying electricity to a co-located data centre with communications
links into the existing national networks.  
The engagement of the Strategic Directions Group follows the encouraging
results of a pre-feasibility study into the concept. The detailed
feasibility study will include identifying potential partners and
selecting a preferred business model 

The Company believes the concept of a co-located data centre is feasible
due to the following key factors: 
•  Data centres are intensive consumers of electricity and the CDP will
be ideally placed to provide long term electricity supply contracts at
competitive prices; 

•  The CDP will be in a position to provide the data centre with a
perfect hedge against the volatility of fossil fuel prices and carbon
emission prices; and, 
•  Communications infrastructure costs (laying underground optical fibre)
are considerably lower than high voltage transmission costs 
The Strategic Directions Group is a Queensland based information
technology consultancy specialising in the development of state of the
art data centres. Most recently, they were the design authority for the
Polaris Data Centre project in Springfield, Queensland. The Polaris 
Data Centre is a state of the art Tier 3+ data centre. More information
on Polaris and the Strategic Directions Group can be found at:  

For further information please check our website (www.geodynamics.com.au)
or contact Mr Gerry Grove-White or Mr Paul Frederiks on + 61 7 3721 7500. 
Gerry Grove-White 
Managing Director 
Participants in the Innamincka Joint Venture are: 

Geodynamics (Operator) – 70% 
Origin Energy Geothermal Pty Ltd* – 30% 
*A wholly owned subsidiary of Origin Energy Limited (ASX: ORG) 

About Data Centres

A data centre is a facility used to house  computer systems and
associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It
generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data
communications connections, environmental controls (eg, air conditioning,
fire suppression) and security devices. 
Data centres range from a designated room, within a building, to a
dedicated facility constructed specifically to house information
communications technology equipment. 
The Innamincka Data Centre under consideration is conceived as a purpose
built facility, designed and constructed specifically to house
information communications technology equipment for one or more tenants.
This facility will include provision for high speed connectivity,
allowing tenants secure access to the data held on their systems in the
data centre. 


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