Data Center Vendor Now Aggregating Electricity Supply For Data Center Customers
Digital Realty, which describes itself as a provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced that it is, "capitalizing on its scale, sophisticated procurement processes and investment-grade credit ratings to benefit customers by contracting electricity supply in bulk to achieve lower prices throughout the year, while simultaneously providing protection against escalating prices during seasonal spikes."
Digital Realty said, "Digital Realty aggregates customer demand and collaborates with energy suppliers to negotiate discounted prices, which are then passed on to customers in the deregulated markets of Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Texas."
"Aggregating cumulative customer load demand across multiple Digital Realty facilities within a given metropolitan area enables us to obtain substantial discounts on our projected utility load for extended periods of time," said Erich Sanchack, Executive Vice President of Operations at Digital Realty. "These agreements represent some of the lowest-cost pricing within our portfolio. As a result, we are able to help insulate our customers from financial risk and cost volatility, leading to competitive advantage and greater customer satisfaction. We pass the savings directly along to our customers, significantly lowering their total cost of ownership."