The Sacramento Municipal Utility District held it's third annual Data Center energy efficiency course and vendor event yesterday at their energy center/headquarters, with my colleagues Mark Hydeman of Taylor Engineering and Ray Pfeifer of Synapsense sharing course presentation duties with me.
Mark and I significantly improved our respective slide decks, which I think contributed to a much smoother overall session compared to the one we delivered at Pacific Gas and Electric's Energy Center just two weeks ago.
As always, we pored over the course evaluations at the end of the day to see what improvements we could make. Although the scores were uniformly high, we were disappointed in the relative dearth of written comments.
One set did set me back a little. A participant indicated that he thought we had given short shrift, and even outright dismissed, the applicability of on-site generation to serve data centers.