The data centre to be powered by 100% renewable energy
Interxion Holding, a European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, said its London data centre has signed an agreement with SmartestEnergy for up to 100% renewable energy.
Interxion UK is the latest of Interxion’s data centres to convert to 100% renewable energy as part of an ambitious, ongoing sustainability programme.
Interxion decided to select SmartestEnergy as the latter provides a clear audit trail and also records relevant renewable energy certificates for Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO).
Interxion managing director UK Greg McCulloch said they are passionate about making their extensive European network of data centres as sustainable as possible, and the changes to their UK energy supply simply reinforce their commitment to the green agenda.
"We take energy efficiency very seriously and recognise that our customers also do, and we aim to stay ahead of the game when it comes to ongoing political discussions around the reduction of CO2 emissions – working with groups like the Green Grid and the Uptime Institute to set clear standards and best practice within the industry," McCulloch said.
SmartestEnergy is a UK based purchaser and supplier of electricity from independent generators, sourcing all power from renewable energy sources including wind, hydro and biomass, in addition to Good Quality CHP (Combined Heat and Power).