CenturyLink Works with ComEd to Lower Chicago Data Center PUE
ComEd is working with CenturyLink Technology Solutions on a multi-year energy efficiency project that will help the telecommunications company reduce the energy use of its Chicago CH2 data center by 7.4 million kWh annually.
The project is part of ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Business energy efficiency program, which provides financial incentives and technical assistance to ComEd customers to help them become more sustainable.
CenturyLink Technology Solutions initiated the multi-year project to upgrade and overhaul the majority of CH2’s mechanical equipment, serving the 125,000-sq-foot data center. This project will help the company reduce the power usage effectiveness (PUE) of CH2. A CenturyLink spokesperson would not provide the current PUE for the data center or the PUE the company hopes to achieve, saying “We do not publish our PUE figures externally.”
In addition to improving energy efficiency, CenturyLink will use the financial incentives from ComEd to upgrade data center CRAC units with variable frequency drives, improve cooling tower performance, optimize data center operating temperatures, and airflow management.
- Migration to Mobile: The Evolution of EHS Management Tools
- 2015 Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards
- Improve Your Company's Environment and Energy Performance
- How to Thrive in Today's EHS Landscape
- Get Smarter About Your Energy Procurement Data Book
- Case Study: Dassault Falcon Jet Taps Intelligent LED Lighting Solutions
- NAEM 2015 EHS and Sustainability Software Buyers Guide
- Combined Heat and Power
- Increase the Value of Demand Response Through Automation
- Best Practices in Electricity Procurement