Telehouse opens primary substation for its London Data Centres

  Telehouse opens primary substation for its London Data Centres

  Telehouse the only commercial data centre provider with a privately owned
                              primary substation

Business Wire

LONDON -- April 2, 2013

Telehouse the global data centre provider has opened a new primary power
substation alongside its existing London Docklands data centres. The move will
increase the impact of potential electricity capacity and allows for a direct
connection to the National Grid.

Power and electrical shortages in London have been an increasing concern ever
since the Olympics took hold of the city last year and securing consistent
power availability is a growing headache for many high-power usage companies
in the capital.

The move future-proofs the Telehouse business and secures enough power to
serve its fast-growing customer base for another decade. The Docklands site is
also supplied by Smartest Energy, the renewable energy provider, allowing
Telehouse to power its data centres with green electricity. In addition to
customer service benefits, the direct connection to the National Grid means a
reduction in transmission losses, reducing overall energy costs and carbon

The new substation has been designed and built in conjunction with Mace, the
international construction company and ABB, the major power distribution
technologist. The new substation was completed within a swift 18-month period
setting a new industry benchmark.

The £15 million substation has a total capacity of 50MVA and two 132kV power
lines directly connected to the National Grid, designed and constructed to a
specification exceeding the highest UKPN tier of substations in technical
delivery. The Docklands site now reaches 40MW scalable to 50MW and holds two
50kVA transformers offering N+N redundancy, improving the overall uptime of
its power provisioning levels for its customers.

Robert Harris, Technical Director at Telehouse comments, “The completion of
this substation was achieved within a short timeframe and makes Telehouse the
only commercial data centre provider with a privately owned primary
substation. This latest development serves to reiterate our close working
relationship with the National Grid, enabling us to ensure more reliable and
consistent power in an environmentally responsible manner.”

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About Telehouse

Telehouse provides global Tier III data centres, connectivity and managed ICT
solutions, providing secure and resilient infrastructure for mission-critical
IT systems. Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe’s first carrier
neutral colocation provider. Today, the company is at the heart of the
Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, serving over 2,000 major
corporations worldwide, across a wide range of industries including government
and financial institutions. Telehouse is the data centre subsidiary of
Japanese corporation KDDI, a $45 billion Global Fortune 300 telecommunications
and systems integration provider. In 2012, Telehouse in conjunction with KDDI
launched its own brand of cloud services offering the full portfolio of
infrastructure-as-a-service solutions.


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