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Vertiv And Green Mountain Raise The Bar For Data Centre Sustainability

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One of the world’s most efficient data centres just got greener, with Vertiv’s industry-leading power and thermal management technologies

 

 


Vertiv (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, and Norwegian colocation provider Green Mountain have deployed cutting-edge technologies to further increase efficiency and sustainability at what was already among the greenest data centres in the world.

 

Based in a former NATO facility carved deep in a mountain, the DC1-Stavanger data centre runs on 100% renewable hydropower and is cooled with water from the fjord, which provides a continuous temperature of 8° C all year round. The unique location offers a great advantage in leveraging renewable energy sources and minimising cooling equipment for close-to-zero CO2 operations. However, like all data centres it requires uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and thermal management systems to maintain optimal uptime.

 

After extensive research, Green Mountain executives visited the Vertiv Customer Experience Centres in Italy to see Vertiv technologies in action and test performances in peak conditions. As a result, Green Mountain chose high efficiency Vertiv™ Liebert® PCW chilled water perimeter units, for a total installed cooling capacity of 5 MW. Liebert PCW provides high efficiency standards thanks to a combination of latest technologies and an internal design which optimizes the aerodynamics of all internal components. Vertiv was also chosen as supplier of UPS systems for another project deployed in parallel, providing several Liebert® EXL S1 UPS systems, supported with lithium-ion battery backup, a longer-life alternative to traditional VRLA battery systems.

 

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) [1][2][3], data centres play a pivotal role being at the epicentre of technology innovation, energy efficiency, renewables, and the data economy enabled by digitalisation. Data centre operators like Green Mountain can be taken as a role model to accelerate the sustainable energy transition and pave a path that other power-hungry industries could follow.

 


To learn more on how Vertiv can help increase data centre efficiency, visit Vertiv.com/SWC.

 

 

 

Mumbai, India - April 08, 2021

 

 

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