100% Renewable Energy
Ample, Affordable, Renewable Data Centre Power
Data centres are the fastest-growing consumers of electrical power. In 2010, electricity used in data centres worldwide accounted for as much as 1.5% of total electricity use, a 56% increase since 2005. The trend is expected to continue into the foreseeable future.
In addition, fossil fuel prices continue to rise and nuclear power presents a number of sustainability and safety concerns. This combination of factors means that, by 2014, the price of powering a data centre is likely to eclipse the initial construction and equipment costs.
Going Beyond Efficiency
Effective power management means going beyond the efficient use of power, to finding solutions that can guarantee the necessary supply for a decade or more. Regulatory action also makes it clear that an increasing share of this power must come from renewable sources with low or no carbon emissions.
Verne Global is a solution that squarely meets all of these challenges. We are able to offer you 100% renewable power at an affordable, fixed price for up to 20 years – in essence, rewriting the rules of data centre power.
The Verne Global Power Profile
The Verne Global complex in Iceland delivers perhaps the most attractive power profile of any data centre facility, worldwide.
Plentiful and Affordable
Verne Global has a long-term agreement that guarantees a supply of continuous, high-quality electricity per year at a low, fixed rate. This means we can offer you a low, inflation-protected rate for up to 20 years – a significant consideration in light of rising long-term electricity costs in Europe, the UK and US.
All of our electricity comes from 100% renewable, geothermal and hydroelectric energy, with no green energy price premium. Production is free from the atmospheric emissions and supply uncertainties of fossil fuels and the potential hazards of nuclear power. Iceland is also the only country in Western Europe that still has large indigenous amounts of competitively-priced hydroelectric and geothermal energy remaining to be harnessed. Less than 20% of the country's energy potential has been tapped to date.
Flexible and Scalable
The nature of data centre growth requires a flexible, scalable power solution that can accommodate future as well as present needs. We can start addressing your power needs with kilowatts in our state-of-the-art colocation facility. Expansion of fast-growing businesses requiring megawatts of power can easily be accommodated with our facilities located on the same campus, making it fast and simple to meeting your ever-changing power requirements.
The average data centre power outage lasts 90 minutes and costs more than £300,000. This is a highly unlikely event at Verne Global. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2010–2011, Iceland was at the top of the list for power quality, with a rating of 6.9 out of 7. At Verne Global, we have a sub-station on the campus, attached to an electrical grid that delivers not one, but two sources of renewable power. Enabled by one of the world's newest electrical grids, short transmission distances and few transmission junctures help ensure Verne Global is delivering a reliable and redundant supply of critical power to your data centre.