Nigeria data firm says saving $10 million switching from diesel to gas power source

One of West Africa’s leading carrier neutral tier III data centres, RackCentre, has announced it will be switching its power source from diesel to gas, to save more than $10 million annually and reduce carbon footprint in all areas of its operations.

The company’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Jasper Lankhorst, disclosed this while speaking at the just concluded 2022 AfricaCom/Africa Tech Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, the organisers said in a statement.

“…the organisation is switching its power source from diesel to gas, not only to save more than $10 million a year in operating costs but also to reduce carbon footprint, reduce environmental impact and align with global sustainability data centre design trends,” Mr Lankhorst was quoted to have said during the panel session themed: “The Importance of Going Green for the future of Data Centres in Africa.”

He explained that RackCentre, which is a part of the pan-African data centre platforms, was…

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