To align with its sustainability initiatives and to help reduce costs for its customers, Hydro66 selected Active Power, a manufacturer of flywheel energy storage solutions for mission critical and renewable applications worldwide, to provide critical power protection to its new hydro-powered colocation datacentre in northern Sweden.

The British-based colocation provider deployed Active Power’s CleanSource HD UPS system at its nearly 11,000 sq ft datacentre 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 datacentres 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.