Critical Data Centre Chooses ENER-G to Guarantee Power
The state-of-the-art critical data centre will reduce carbon emissions by over 660 tonnes per year thanks to a black box energy centre designed by ENER-G that carries no-break provision.
CISCO has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for their customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
The company required addition electrical resilience against the national grid supply. As a global player a reduction in carbon emissions was also important to them, so ENER-G was chosen to provide them with their optimum solution.
Additionally the trigeneration system from ENER-G will help reduce energy costs and stabilise them over time, it also sits well with the company's green energy policy.
The system comprises a highly efficient gas fired trigeneration system powered by a 425kWe cogeneration unit that creates electricity and chilled water for the cooling load for the server equipment.
This system is unique in the fact that it carries a no break provision, to guarantee no interruption in performance as just an hour without power would cost the business millions. This new system is displacing an electric screw compressor chiller which currently uses grid electricity to provide the chilled water. The electric chiller is carbon intense so the new efficient trigeneration system will reduce the carbon impact.
The project was financed by capital purchase with a specialised operation and maintenance contract between ENER-G and CISCO. As a result of this ENER-G's service team will be available to attend site within 4 hours to ensure there is optimum service available 24 hours a days, 365 days a year.
The data centre solution accommodates a 425kWe trigeneration unit that uses an efficient Perkins engine. This unit accommodates the no-break provision promise to ensure island mode is possible.