Riello UPS has been recognised for the third year in a row at the DCS Awards. The critical power protection provider claimed the Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year category and won a public vote to beat three other finalists – Romonet Ltd, EcoRacks, and Kao. The company took the top prize at last night’s [Thursday 24 May] black-tie ceremony staged at the 5-star Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London.
The success marks a hat-trick of DCS Awards triumphs for the company, which won Product of the Year in 2017 and Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year in 2016.
Based at a 24,000 square foot warehouse on Wrexham Industrial Estate, Riello UPS is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). A UPS offers invaluable battery backup during power outages. It provides emergency electricity until backup generators kick in, as well as keeping computers and ICT equipment running long enough to safely shut-down with minimal risk of data loss.
Riello UPS took this year’s trophy thanks to a project which reduced a client’s annual electricity bill by more than £335,000 and cut carbon emissions by 72%. It partnered with electrical contractor The Roseberry Group to upgrade the UPS units at a pair of data centres belonging to one of the world’s largest consumer goods suppliers.
Replacing the existing equipment with Riello UPS’s modular Multi Power units also cut air conditioning costs by more than £226,000 and saved 1.25 kilowatt hours of energy, enough to power 316 average UK homes for a year.
Leo Craig, General Manager of Riello UPS, commented: “Winning a DCS Award for the third successive year is quite the hat-trick and deserved recognition for the continued hard work of our team of 60-plus staff. Sustainability and energy efficiency are hugely important to us…We’re delighted to be rewarded for a project that produced such substantial emissions savings.”
First staged in 2011, the DCS Awards is an annual event to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and providers operating in the UK’s data centre sector. The 2018 awards featured 26 categories celebrating the industry’s leading projects, companies, and individuals, including Data Centre Manager of the Year, Data Centre Product of the Year, and New Design/Build Project of the Year.