Lancium, an innovative data center technology company from Houston, TX, has secured its fifth patent. This latest patent would cover an “essential” function of their Lancium Smart Response power management software, which allows data centers to ramp their power consumption up or down in as little as five seconds.
The US Patent and Trademark Office awarded Lancium the patent number 10,608,433 for, ‘Methods and Systems for Adjusting Power Consumption based on a Power Option Agreement.’
The software was originally developed so that the company’s data centers could co-locate at wind farms and consume excess power. However, the grid-stabilizing capabilities of Lancium software have attracted the interest of companies operating traditional data centers.
Covered by this new and other existing and pending patents, Lancium Smart Response allows data centers to adjust server electricity consumption based on power grid conditions such as price, frequency or ancillary service revenue. Lancium Smart Response software would be functional already on many Bitcoin Mining ASICs with traditional servers coming soon.
As data center power demand continues to escalate, Lancium Smart Response software can unlock huge power costs savings for data center owners, says Lancium. The software would also provide critical services to the power grid ensuring reliability and resiliency. As every grid takes on more renewable energy, the power market would need much greater quantities of demand response. According to the company, Lancium Smart Response functionality enables data centers to provide this crucial service.
“We are thrilled that our data center innovations are again recognized by the US Patent Office,” said Michael McNamara, CEO of Lancium. “As we are now commercializing Lancium Smart Response, we look forward to working with major data center operators to enable large cost savings and help them achieve their Environmental, Social and Governance objectives.”