atNorth Partners with Snerpa Power to Improve energy efficiency
atNorth, a pan-Nordic colocation, high performance computing and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced a partnership with Snerpa Power to maximise the energy efficiency of their data centres.
Under a new cooperation agreement, atNorth data centres will be connected to Snerpa Power´s software solution to track electricity consumption in real-time and automate processes related to load forecasting and scheduling. The objective is to minimise deviations and increase accuracy in electricity purchases.
The Snerpa Power software platform provides a direct connection to the balancing market for electricity in Iceland. The companies will explore the possibilities for atNorth to sell electricity back to the grid in the form of balancing energy resulting in improved utilisation of renewable resources, leaving more room in the market for the energy transition. The pilot project is expected to activate atNorth as a user in the electricity market, automate processes and contribute to a more efficient and sustainable power system.
Benedikt Gröndal, Managing Director of Operations, atNorth said “atNorth builds its services on renewable energy, produced in a sustainable way. Responsible use of energy resources and excellent energy efficiency has guided our decisions from the start. Energy efficiency and the origin of electricity are often cumbersome in our conversations with customers. We are hoping that the cooperation with Snerpa Power will further improve the energy efficiency of our data ccenters and support important innovation aimed at better utilizing the renewable energy produced in this country which is a socoeconomically important project.”
Ásdís Ólafsdóttir, ESG Manager, atNorth added, “Support for sustainable innovation is close to us, so it is a joy to start collaborating with Snerpa Power and supporting the pioneering work that will lead to better utilisation of resources.” Iris Baldursdóttir, Managing Director of Snerpa Power, continued to “It is inspiring to come across power-intensive users who are so well aligned with our mission, which is to increase the efficiency of the power system, its competitiveness and speed up the energy transition. We can’t wait to work with atNorth to make that happen and believe that this pilot project is only the start of a long and fruitful cooperation.”