Advanced energy-saving projects were the topic of an international scientific-practical conference in Ukraine, where Volodymyr Galagan, Technical Director of the national research and education network URAN Association, gave a report. He spoke about URAN’s participation in the international EaPConnect project funded by the European Union under the EU4Digital initiative, and shared URAN’s considerations for the use of energy-efficient technologies.
EaPConnect has expanded the channels and services of the pan-European research and education (R&E) network GÉANT for the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, has provided their researchers and educators with the opportunity to participate in regional and international research programmes, and created conditions for the use of state-of-the-art technologies in various fields – as NRENs (national research and education networks) use advanced technologies not only in the field of telecommunications but also to support related activities.
Data centres are very energy-intensive. The transition to green energy sources for data centres can have a significant impact on the region’s environmental performance. At the URAN Association we believe that creating an energy-efficient data centre that uses renewable energy sources is an important future-proofing task.”
Volodymyr Galagan explained that one of the important EaPConnect goals is to connect universities to the GÉANT network. In Ukraine, such connection is available through the URAN network, via two channels of 100 Gigabits per second capacity. He stressed that URAN Association can meet the demand for digital services for cooperation in research and education and can offer the Ukrainian research and education (R&E) community access to the pan-European GÉANT network and its unique services: eduroam, eduGAIN, eduVPN and many others.
We strive to facilitate the development of Ukraine through the support of our R&E community, as well as to care about the environment and the safe future of our country – and therefore we pay attention to energy-efficient technologies.”
The international scientific-practical conference ‘Energy Efficient University’ was held on 28 October 2021, at the Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD).