MDXi, a subsidiary of MainOne, recorded a 100 per cent supply of energy from the Eko Electric Distribution Company in January 2021.
In an interview, the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Gbenga Adegbiji, disclosed that the availability meant stability of the company’s facilities as well as reduction of carbon footprint in the environment.
“In January 2021, MDXi recorded 100 per cent availability of supply from the national grid through EKEDC. This excellent record meant the company did not have to run any of its four heavy duty generating sets, thereby reducing a huge amount of carbon emissions, and contributing our own quota to the environment. It also means stability of all facility equipment and more peace of mind for our customers.
“The company has started to reap the full benefits of its green power initiatives embarked upon some years ago with an investment of close to $1m in direct connection of its Lekki Data Centre to the national grid to enjoy 100 per cent power availability from the grid.”
Adegbiji stressed the importance of energy efficiency, especially green energy, to the company.
His words, “As a market leader in data centre solutions, MDXi ensures that energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are major aspects of our centres, like the upcoming Lekki 2 and Sagamu data centres as well as the new Appolonia (Accra) Data Centre, which received its Tier III design certifications and will be ready for commissioning in a couple of weeks.”
There are efforts by the company to explore additional green initiatives such as utilising solar to generate power for the additional MDXi facilities in Lagos, Abidjan and Accra.