Orange’s new Normandy data centre saves enough energy to power small town with 30k people

| October 11, 2013

Orange NormandyFrance Telecom’s Orange Business Services has launched a new data centre in Normandy that it says saves enough energy to power a small town with 30,000 people.

The new 16,000 sq metre site in Val-de-Reuil, France – total computer room space is 5,000 sq m, takes advantage of the region’s cool whether conditions for free cooling, using “ambient air to cool the computer equipment for 11 months out of the year,” Orange said. The site reduces “the use of artificial air-conditioning for more than 80% of the year.”

According to Orange, the facility is the biggest in France to use free cooling and the savings made as a result equates “to the annual domestic electricity consumption of a town of about 30,000 people.” The data centre is certified to the French High Environmental Quality Standard.

Press release: Orange unveils its new generation data center in Val-de-Reuil, Normandy | Orange Business Services.

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