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Bulk launches renewable power matching

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Bulk Data Centers has announced that a 24/7 power matching option will now be available to customers at its OS-IX facility in Oslo.

Renewable power matching allows companies to match the electricity they consume with renewable electricity produced at any specified time.

Power used at OS-IX will be matched against the nearby Bingsfoss hydropower station, following an agreement between Bulk and Akershus Energi, the owner of the Bingsfoss facility.

Renewable power consultancy Becour, which acted as an adviser to the process, has said that OS-IX will be one of few European data centres to offer renewable power matching to its customers.  

“Renewable power matching is aimed at customers with the highest standards and the most transparent reporting policies with respect to sustainability. It represents a new level of transparency where the customers can be certain of the electricity’s origin,” said Tor Ribland, Vice President Operations at Bulk Data Centers.

“Guarantees of origin is a key market in carbon accounting, which today is the main method for companies to measure greenhouse gas emissions and reductions. With increasing demands on sustainability reporting from both regulators and lenders, and the need for real-time data to achieve sustainable business management we are very excited to be able to deliver guarantees of origin to Bulk,” added Helene Moen, Sustainability Manager, Akershus Energi.

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