Netia to power cloud and data centre services with green energy


Polish telecommunications operator Netia will be switching its data centre and cloud services power supply to green energy by next week.

Netia said there will also be an emergency power supply in the company’s data centre under construction near Warsaw.

Netia has concluded an agreement with Innogy Polska for the supply of green energy through selected routes supplying data centre facilities in Warsaw and Krakow, Poland. The power is generated by onshore wind farms.

Netia also plans to provide its newest data centre in Jawczyce near Warsaw with renewable energy. The company will begin commercialization of the facility, which will be put into use this year.

“Netia's care in terms of providing reliable and ecological power sources is demonstrated, among others, by emergency power supply already delivered and installed, consisting mainly of two DRUPS HITEC PowerPRo2700 with a power of 2000 kW each,” said the telecommunications company in a release.

“Unlike conventional (static) uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), DRUPS (Diesel Rotary UPS) do not use batteries, but store kinetic energy in a rotating mass.

“This solution reduces the need to operate the system and is very environmentally friendly. There is no need to dispose of batteries, their frequent inspections and measurements. DRUPS is also characterised by longer lifetime and high reliability.”

Netia is one of the largest Polish telecommunications operators and is a part of the Cyfrowy Polsat Group.

The company provides on-line communication solutions for private users, entrepreneurs, companies and institutions.

The fibre-optic backbone network of the Netia Group has 20,000 km and connects metropolitan networks in over 50 cities, and provides several independent international connections.