|26 May 2016|
A pioneering datacentre provider in Scotland is on target to power its Fortis hub using 100% renewable energy sources after it struck a deal with leading energy supplier SSE. It will allow DataVita’s customers to reduce carbon emissions by 95% for their IT services hosted in the facility.
Gareth Lush, Commercial Director at DataVita said: “Datacentres are fast becoming one of the largest consumers of energy in the world, so when we set up DataVita it was important to us from both a personal and corporate social responsibility perspective to create the most energy efficient datacentre possible. Building in Scotland’s cool climate gave us the perfect opportunity to achieve a class leading annualised Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.18 but it was equally as important that our energy supply came from 100% renewable sources. For us the REGO model made sense. We need the reliability of the grid and the end goal has to be to get the grid using 100% renewable energy.”
Terry Tippell, SSE’s Director of Business Energy said: “SSE Green allows businesses to demonstrate their commitment to renewable and sustainable goals, as well as enhancing their environmental reputation and commitment to customers and other stakeholders. We are delighted that DataVita has chosen SSE Green, and we are working closely with them to build a bespoke contract and monitor their energy consumption. We are delighted that SSE Green allows DataVita to meet their objective of powering their business using 100% renewable energy sources.”