To align with its sustainability initiatives and to help reduce costs for its customers, Hydro66 selected Active Power to provide critical power protection to its new hydro-powered colocation data center in northern Sweden.

The British-based colocation provider deployed Active Power’s CleanSource HD UPS system at its nearly 11,000-sq-ft data center in Boden, Sweden, located 50 miles from the Arctic Circle. The system conditions incoming power and protects the facility’s IT infrastructure from electrical interruption. The enterprise hosting facility was built for eco-conscious customers, is powered entirely by renewable energy from a nearby hydroelectric dam and utilizes free-air cooling year-around.

“When designing our facility, we took a hard look at why data centers are so inefficient and then rewrote the rule book,” said Christiaan Keet, chief technology officer, at Hydro66. “We were very particular and deliberate about only selecting sustainable products, so we knew a UPS system with lead acid batteries was not in line with our green initiative. We selected Active Power’s ultra-green UPS over others due to its high operating efficiencies and scalability.”

“We’re excited to be aligned with Hydro66 and what they offer to their customers –colocation services optimized for cost, carbon footprint, security and connectivity,” said RJ Adleman, Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, at Active Power. “Our flywheel UPS product is an ideal solution for data centers and other mission critical operations that leverage carbon free electricity generation to power their facilities. The solution eliminates the environmental issues associated with conventional lead acid batteries, while providing superior reliability and a lower total cost of ownership.”