Monday, 13th July 2020

Schneider Electric and EcoDataCenter partner for 'climate positivity'

Schneider Electric partners with EcoDataCenter to build an ultra-low-carbon-footprint data centre at the heart of their HPC colocation in Falun, Sweden.

With the goal of being one of the most sustainable data centres in the Nordics, Schneider Electric's EcoStruxureBuilding Operation, Galaxy VX UPS with lithium-Ion, and MasterPact MTZ are just some of the solutions ensuring the colocation facility stays on-mission for climate positivity. Additionally, Schneider’s Connected Services Hub provides remote monitoring and 24/7 access to EcoDataCenter's critical facility.


In need of reliable power management that would ensure customer-server uptime and energy efficiency, EcoDataCenter partnered with Schneider Electric. “With the solutions coming from Schneider Electric, we expect to achieve a PUE of 1.15 and combining that with renewable power, we will make sure that we are one of the most sustainable data centres in the Nordics and hopefully in the world,” says Mikael Svanfeldt, Chief Technology Officer for EcoDataCenter.

Sustainable digitization with EcoStruxuresolutions

Schneider Electric integrated EcoStruxure for Cloud & Service Providers into EcoDataCenter’s new build. With EcoStruxure as an open architecture, EcoDataCenter was able to seamlessly connect existing hardware, software, and monitoring through the platform’s analytics and services. EcoDataCenter now has connected sensor and meter data generating analytic reports on the data centres operational efficiency — and its sustainability index.

Connected Services Hub now remotely monitors critical sensors, and also gives EcoDataCenter 24/7 expert remote monitoring and troubleshooting by Schneider Electric’s team of service engineers.

When building a data centre, EcoDataCenter considers the well-being of the community. With the monitoring, efficiency, and connectivity that EcoStruxure provides, EcoDataCenter is able to recycle the facility's heat waste to local utilities. EcoDataCenter uses that efficiency to give back to the local grid, allowing them to go beyond net-zero emissions and achieve climate positivity.

Two Uniflair™ Turbocor Chillers add to facility climate control, supplementing the usually low Nordic temperatures, especially during summer's humidity. Within EcoStruxure's architecture, four Galaxy VX UPSs support 1,250 kW of customer load in its 99% efficiency ECOnversion Mode. This backup power frees up energy that can be diverted to clients.

“Schneider Electric is honored to partner with EcoDataCenter to deliver its vision to be the world’s first climate positive colocation data centre,” said Christina Backlund, VP Secure Power, Nordic and Baltics at Schneider Electric. “Working together, EcoDataCenter and Schneider have proved it is entirely practical for a well architected data centre to be both efficient and resilient whilst meeting sustainability goals, in this case benefitting the environment as well as the local community.”

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