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Datum Datacentres partners with Bryt Energy for 100% renewable power

Thu 18 Apr 2024

Data centre and colocation provider, Datum Datacentres, has partnered with Bryt Energy to provide zero carbon, 100% renewable energy for its facilities.

Part of the Statkraft Group, Bryt Energy is Europe’s largest renewable energy generator. The firm’s zero carbon, 100% renewable fuel mix currently comprises 76.4% from wind power, 21.2% from solar power, and 2.4% from hydropower. 

Datum Datacentres said Bryt Energy products have been audited by an independent third party, EcoAct, who have certified that their electricity supply is backed by a guarantee of origin certificates (REGOs). Datum Datacentres said it can report its electricity consumption as zero carbon under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol market-based method.

CEO for Datum Datacentres, Dominic Phillips, said Datam inevitably consume a lot of electricity to power its servers and cooling systems. The company wanted to find an electricity supplier that could offer a sustainable solution while still meeting its high energy demands.

“By switching to renewable electricity with Bryt Energy, we hope to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and encourage other businesses in our industry to do the same,” said Phillips.

Phillips added as more companies switch to renewable electricity sources, data centres can collectively reduce their environmental impact and create a better future for generations.

Datum said the REGOs have demonstrated that Datum has procured renewable electricity to match its consumption volumes supplied via the National Grid transmission and local distribution networks. This is currently the only official method for recognising renewable electricity supply in the UK, as mandated and operated by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, and Ofgem.

 Last month, Datum Datacentres upgraded its cooling system at its FRN1 data centre in Farnborough. The company installed high-efficiency free cooling chillers. This move aligned with the company’s sustainability strategy, aiming to reduce water and energy consumption.

 In January, Datum unveiled plans for its new Manchester data centre, which will feature heat re-use capabilities in line with the company’s sustainability goals. The facility, designed to utilise waste heat for local projects in Wythenshawe, Manchester, aims to set a new standard in eco-friendly data centre operations.

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