Timico has invested significantly in a pioneering battery energy storage system (BESS), as part of its commitment to improving its sustainable and energy efficiency credentials.
The leading IT managed services provider partnered with Energy Optimisation Solutions (EOS) to install the lithium-ion battery system at its head office and datacentre in Newark-on-Trent. It is the first of three new battery systems to be implemented, with Timico’s Telford and Newport datacentres to receive the BESS in early 2021.
The considerable investment is part of Timico’s ongoing commitment to improving its service and environmental footprint where possible. The robust battery will be an integral part of the provider’s operations, helping to unburden the power grid during peak times. It will also reduce grid network charges, helping to drive down long-term costs for both Timico and its customers.
The 280Kw/340kWh system is stored in its own self-containment units, which has fully automated controls, a fire suppression system and self-cooling solutions. EOS will continue to monitor and operate the system, as part of a long-term service agreement and lease with Timico.
Martin Riley, Chief Technology Officer at Timico, said: “Timico’s environmental responsibility will always be high on the agenda for us, as we strive to ensure that our systems and datacentres remain sustainable and as energy efficient as possible.
“The latest investment in the BESS means that as an IT provider, we are leading the way in reducing our carbon footprint. We are providing a high-level and sustainable service to our customers, while driving down the costs often associated with energy supply. We look forward to installing the battery system in Telford and Newport next year.”
Peter Walker, Director at EOS, said: “We are really pleased to have completed this pathfinder project with Timico who have been great to work with and who have embraced the incredible potential for energy storage on sites with high power consumption.”
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