Data center energy management firm Vertiv has bagged a multi-year contract from Spanish telecom firm Telefónica to overhaul latter energy management at different sites. Under the agreement which was announced during Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC 2018) Vertiv will provide Energy Savings as a Service (ESaaS) across Telefónica's core and access sites in Europe and America, covering all facets from initial site assessment to comprehensive maintenance services over the next ten years.
Vertiv said that its experts will conduct energy audits and deliver wide-ranging assessment reports outlining projected KPIs as well as energy savings for each site. The reports that will comprise a series of recommendations for optimizing the performance, capacity, availability and efficiency of critical infrastructure, will ultimately increasing energy savings, said Vertiv.
Under the agreement, it will provide support from consultancy and execution to 24/7 monitoring and maintenance services, requiring no capital expenditure (CAPEX) from the customer with Vertiv fully financing the project as part of the ESaaS contract.
“This agreement is an important milestone that reinforces our long-standing partnership and emphasizes our dedication to providing industry-leading, energy efficient and high-performance solutions for the telecom industry. We look forward to building on this new Energy Savings as a Service partnership, creating strong and long-lasting value together with Telefónica,” said Giordano Albertazzi, president for Vertiv in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Our company is committed to our objective on energy and climate change of reducing 50 percent of our energy consumption per traffic unit while enhancing our infrastructure and telecommunications services. Vertiv has been fundamental in our achievements, and we trust that through this partnership we can make much greater strides forward,” said Juan Manuel Caro, director of operations, Telefónica.