Beyond the Meter – Episode 19: Driving Energy Innovation in Data Centers with Clemson University

Welcome to Beyond the Meter, the sustainable and renewable energy podcast hosted by John Failla (Founder of Smart Energy Decisions). This podcast is designed to elevate the conversation on critical energy issues impacting large power users including commercial, industrial, higher education, and municipal organizations.


About the Episode

In this episode of Beyond the Meter, host John Failla is joined by Jay Harris (Director of Data Center Services and Facilities for Clemson University) and Wayne Johnson (DESS Key Segment Manager for Education). Listen in as Harris and Johnson discuss their organizations’ collaboration on energy infrastructure projects and provide insights into why these projects are critical to the university’s overall success.

Topics discussed include:

  • Data operations at Clemson University – and Duke Energy’s role in upgrading those systems
  • Key lessons and tips for innovative energy in data centers
  • The benefits of flexible contracts
  • Advice for the academic sector




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