Publishing Date: Oct 01, 2021

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For the third consecutive year, critical power solutions provider, Power Control Ltd, has been shortlisted in the esteemed DCS awards. Well known in the industry to reward the best manufacturers, product designers, vendors, suppliers and providers in the data centre arena, the DCS awards has grown year on year to be one of the biggest in the UK.

After a year like no other, the DCS awards will be returning with a physical awards ceremony taking place on the 28th of October 2021. During the night, the very best in the data centre industry will be recognised for their achievements. With categories covering both facilities and IT aspects of the data centre industry, Power Control Ltd are delighted to have been shortlisted for four of the awards.

  • Data Centre Consolidation / Upgrade / Refresh Project of the Year
  • Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year
  • Data Centre Energy Efficiency Innovation of the Year
  • Data Centre Power Innovation of the Year

The project entered

Power Control played an instrumental part in helping Bluechip data centre achieve significant energy efficiency gains by presenting a high efficiency, transformerless UPS (uninterruptible power supply) solution to replace its 10-year-old transformer-based UPS systems which required a major service and battery replacement.

The direct swap out and upgrade has contributed to reducing the data centres PUE ratio to 1.1. Which is believed to be the lowest in the UK and contributes to their overall goals of running one of the most energy efficient data centres in the UK.

Thanks to Power Control’s expertise, all preparation was done in the week leading up to the swap out. Meaning that each parallel set of UPS, commission and changeover, was completed in a single day. Minimising any disruption for the customer.

The new UPS installation also means Bluechip benefit from an ROI of under 5 years and at current load levels, the efficiency savings for Bluechip is approximately £20,000 per annum. The maximum efficiency of the Borri Ingenio Max is 96% so as the data centre grows, and the load increases so will Bluechip’s annual savings.

Bluechip has also benefited from the space saving and lightweight advantages presented by transformerless technology, meaning their critical infrastructure takes up a smaller footprint in the facility.

In Summary

After winning the New Design/Build Data Centre of the year category in 2019 and the Consolidation/Upgrade/Refresh Project of the year in 2020, Power Control hopes to pick up another award in this year's ceremony and show their commitment to providing the data centre industry with innovative, efficient and wholesome power protection solutions.

A word from Rob Mather, Director at Power Control:

We are delighted to have once again been recognised for our continuous commitment to providing data centres with efficient, space saving and cost-effective UPS (uninterruptible power supply) solutions. Now we are returning to a sense of normality, we are looking forward to catching up with our connections at the ceremony in October.”

With a carefully selected network of UPS manufacturing partners, Power Control offers a wide range of systems. From Borri’s standalone units to Huawei and Legrand’s modular architecture, a solution is available for all size and tier of data centre.

Providing an all-encompassing solution, Power Control has a nationwide team of highly trained UPS engineers and a range of maintenance contracts available.

Vote for us: https://dcsawards.com/vote

Find out more about our award-winning efficient data centre critical infrastructure solutions https://powercontrol.co.uk/sectors/data-centre-ups-systems/


Power Control Ltd is trusted by businesses worldwide – protecting our clients’ critical power loads and avoiding unplanned business downtime with leading uninterruptible power supply technologies is our top priority.

Whilst UPS systems form the cornerstone of Power Control Ltd, our rich history and long experience of the entire electrical path enables us to offer much more than just backup emergency power. Our product portfolio is meticulously selected so the right continuity solutions can be designed, delivered, installed and maintained for each client’s exact power protection requirements. We are authorised UPS service partners for Borri, Legrand, Huawei and CertaUPS.

For more information, please visit Powercontrol.co.uk or contact Kate Aldridge at kaldridge@powercontrol.co.uk or +44 (0) 7803 180557

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