Noveus Energy’s consultants secured 100% renewable power contracts for Datum’s data centres in Manchester and Farnborough.

Our Client

The Datum Group’s data centre portfolio consists of two built and operational data centres (FRN1 in Farnborough and MCR1 in Manchester) with two further facilities in the pipeline (FRN2 and MCR2).  Datum is backed by UBS Asset Management and, in 2022, Datum acquired Manchester data centre provider, Teledata.

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Our Approach

The team at Noveus Energy advise Datum on sourcing their renewable power.  Noveus Energy’s consultants have worked with Datum since FRN1 was a “new connection” project in 2012.  Noveus Energy ran competitive tenders and encouraged a long list of suppliers to quote and rebid.

Datum’s priorities were: sustainability of their energy supplier, lowest cost and flexibility to grow as their client base grows.

The Results

  • Noveus Energy worked with Datum’s management team to agree growth forecasts that could be shared with energy suppliers
  • Noveus Energy’s competitive tenders attracting quotes from nine different suppliers
  • As part of the tender, Noveus Energy helped suppliers understand Datum’s business and their plans integrate their Datum and Teledata data centre businesses together
  • Noveus Energy were able to meet with suppliers and navigate the suppliers’ credit checks successfully
  • Noveus Energy reviewed offers and made recommendations based on price and suppliers’ sustainability
  • Noveus Energy documented the winning supply contracts and assisted Datum’s legal review
  • Datum and Noveus were keen to expediate negotiations to take advantage of favourable wholesale prices and the winning offers gave Datum significant price savings compared with staying with their incumbent suppliers


“Noveus Energy’s consultants have supported us since we opened. Using their environment-focused negotiation process we identified Bryt Energy, with its 100% renewable fuel mix which is independently verified, as the ideal partner for us.

This means we can continue offering the very best colocation service to our clients whilst knowing that we are doing everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint.”

Dominic Phillips, CEO, Datum Datacentres

About Noveus Energy

Noveus Energy are boutique consultancy only working for a limited number of clients thereby ensuring consistent high-quality delivery. We are 100% committed to fee transparency.  

For data centres our key areas of expertise are: facilitating large power connections, negotiating large power contracts and sourcing different types of green electricity. We see ourselves as part of your team providing strategic energy advice, support and delivery and leaving you free to run your business. Our reward comes from professional satisfaction and an exceptional high client retention rate.

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