Data Center & Cloud

Francisco Carranza



Francisco Carranza, Head New Business Development, Nissan Europe

Francisco Carranza is managing the New Business Development in Nissan Europe; he is responsible for the development of the connected services, mobility services, electric vehicle to grid and stationary storage business. He has also been involved in the partnerships between Nissan and some of the major stakeholders in the zero emissions mobility since 2008. Francisco has more than 14 years of experience in the automotive sector, including management responsibilities in the R&D, business development, external affairs and corporate strategy. He has an engineering degree from Seville Engineering School and from the French Institute of Petroleum, he also have a MBA from EM Lyon and from Cranfield Management School.

Electric vehicle batteries to store energy in data centers and contribute to grid balancing

Eaton EMEA and Nissan Europe are collaborating in the GreenDataNet project with five other partners to develop more energy-efficient and environment-friendly data centers. One of the objectives is to demonstrate the opportunity to increase the share of renewables as part of the energy consumed by urban data centers. EV batteries may be used to store renewable energy when cost of electricity is low and release it at peak times to allow data center operators to save money and contribute to peak shaving.