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GreenSquareDC(TM) selects Schneider Electric as its technology partner to deliver highly sustainable data centres

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GreenSquareDC partners with Schneider Electric
  • GreenSquareDC™ and Schneider Electric have announced the signing of its MOU, where Schneider Electrics’ technology will be utilised to deliver highly sustainable data centre solutions across GreenSquareDC™’s regional data centre pipeline.

  • The new infrastructure will feature innovative design, aiming to set a new benchmark in sustainable data centres.

  • The partnership will aim to minimise carbon footprint and maximise operational efficiency by meeting four main criteria.  

 

Sydney, Australia, 15 September 2023: GreenSquareDC™ and Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation have today announced a strategic partnership to deliver GreenSquareDC™’s highly sustainable 96MW data centre in Perth that is aimed at leading the industry in sustainability, resilience, and cost efficiency. 

 

With data centres accounting for approximately 4% of Australia’s energy usage each year, GreenSquareDC™ sought to partner with a leader in sustainable transformation to set a new bar for data centre design. 

 

Speaking on the new partnership, Joe Craparotta, Vice President of Data Centres at Schneider Electric said, “As we continue to shift to a more digital and sustainable world, the demand for data centres is rapidly increasing, so it’s important for data centre operators to create sustainability roadmaps that will reduce the environmental impact of these critical assets. We are excited and humbled to be selected by GreenSquareDC™ after their assessment of the market. This exciting new flagship project will allow us to collectively pave the way to a greener, more efficient data centre model.”

 

The new data centre, named WAi1, will utilise Schneider Electric solutions to both minimise its carbon footprint, while maximising operational efficiency. Being recognised as transformational in design, the infrastructure will meet three main criteria. 

 

  1. Increase resilience: At a minimum, WAi1 will have the same level of resiliency, reliability, and uptime of a traditional sized data centre. Through GreenSquareDC™’s partnership with Schneider Electric, it will meet and aim to exceed these high levels of resiliency.  

  2. Set a benchmark for sustainability:  WAi1 has been specifically designed to set a new sustainability standard for the industry. The new design will deliver a considerably lower overall environmental footprint than comparable data centres, with significantly lower embodied carbon, as well as vastly reduced power and water consumption. 

  3. Maintain Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): Looking through the lens of GreenSquareDC™ owning and operating the data centre, as well as its customers, the newly designed data centre will have the same, if not lower, TCO as regular data centres. This will be taken over the entire lifecycle of the data centre. 

  4. Enable High-Density AI and GPU Solutions: WAi1 will be a hub for innovation, specifically designed to accommodate the growing demand for high-density AI and GPU-based computational needs. Through its partnership with Schneider Electric, GreenSquareDC™ is uniquely positioned to offer scalable and affordable AI GPU-ready Data Centre solutions. This will empower enterprises, partners, and customers at the forefront of technological innovation to not only meet but exceed their industry-specific requirements. Importantly, this is achieved without compromising on our mutual commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility. By integrating cutting-edge cooling and power solutions, we ensure that even the most resource-intensive operations can be conducted with minimal environmental impact.

 

“Schneider Electric is a natural partner for GreenSquareDC™, and we look forward to working with their expert team to help our sustainability vision for the future come to life. This collaboration marks a significant step in the data centre industry. bringing the highest levels of sustainability and reliability and at a time when it’s needed the most,” added Walt Coulston, Founder & CEO of GreenSquareDC™. 

 

Construction on WAi1 is slated to commence early 2024, with expected completion of the first stage in 2025 with further highly sustainable, AI enabled Data Centres planned across Australia and across the APAC region.

 

For more information on Schneider Electric’s data centre solutions, visit: https://www.se.com/au/en/

 

For more information on GreenSquareDC™ data centre solutions, visit: 

 

  -ENDS-

About GreenSquareDC™

 

GreenSquareDC™ provides highly sustainable, affordable, and scalable AI & GPU ready Data Centre solutions for enterprises, partners and customers who are driving innovation with new technologies, workload and industry solutions, whilst tackling climate change and meeting corporate responsibility needs. 

 

Our innovative DataCentre design, with its 5 Pillars to Sustainability™ provides customers with a flexible & resilient platform, run on 100% certified renewable energy, with zero wastewater and zero fossil fuels. 

 

GreenSquareDC™ provides the clear & present pathway towards the true Net Zero future we should all hope and aspire to achieve. 

 

Sustainability is, and will always be, at the core of what we do. 

 

About Schneider Electric 

 

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

 

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

 

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries.

 

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values. 

 


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About GreenSquareDC™

 

GreenSquareDC™ provides highly sustainable, affordable, and scalable AI & GPU ready Data Centre solutions for enterprises, partners and customers who are driving innovation with new technologies, workload and industry solutions, whilst tackling climate change and meeting corporate responsibility needs. 

 

Our innovative DataCentre design, with its 5 Pillars to Sustainability™ provides customers with a flexible & resilient platform, run on 100% certified renewable energy, with zero wastewater and zero fossil fuels. 

 

GreenSquareDC™ provides the clear & present pathway towards the true Net Zero future we should all hope and aspire to achieve. 

 

Sustainability is, and will always be, at the core of what we do. 

 

About Schneider Electric 

 

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

 

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

 

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries.

 

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values. 

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