Virtus Data Centres Goes Greener

Virtus Data Centres has announced today it has secured a new power contract with E.ON for its LON1 London data centre facility – using only energy generated from fully renewable sources.

As part of its £1bn renewable energy programme, E.ON will be supplying Virtus with energy from within its portfolio of renewable sources, including on and off shore wind farms, biomass power stations and wave energy projects.

This means that all of the colocation customers within the Virtus LON1 facility will benefit from ‘green’ energy and will not be liable to pay the Climate Change Levy (CCL).

“Securing a fully renewable energy contract represents excellent value for our tenants and reinforces Virtus’ commitment to sustainability” commented Neil Cresswell, CEO at Virtus Data Centres. “Combined with our Eco-Engineering principles, the new contract further enhances the environmental credentials of our LON1 data centre. I am delighted that Virtus will now be providing customers with 100 per cent renewable energy. This further delivers on our commitment towards providing sustainable and environmentally efficient solutions which not only reduce the carbon footprint of our customers but provide the lowest costs for customers seeking high quality, flexible carrier neutral data centre solutions in London.”

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an energy tax to encourage business users to become more energy efficient, and to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. Opting to use energy from a low CO2 source – such as wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas or Good Quality CHP (Combined Heat and Power) – gives exemption from the levy to customers.

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