The M2 Melbourne Data Centre Project is a smart grid project located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The installation of the project began in 2015 and the project was commissioned in 2017.

Description

The M2 Melbourne Data Centre Project was completed using smart grid as the technology category. It is an advanced grid infrastructure project with a rated capacity of 40MW. It is implemented in the data centre.

Approximately $85m was financed by the authorities for the development of the project.

The M2 Melbourne Data Centre Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– Data Center

M2 Melbourne Data Centre Project development status

The development of M2 Melbourne Data Centre Project was started in 2015 and the commissioning was completed in 2017.

Additional information

– M2 Melbourne data centre is the Melbourne’s first Tier IV data centre which offers significant new data colocation capacity for local and international organisations.
– Strategically located in Tullamarine, close to major transport and telecommunications infrastructure, M2 showcases the latest in engineering innovation and design excellence, achieving Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF).
– The only data centre in Victoria and the second in Australia behind B2, M2 has achieved Uptime Institute Tier IV Gold Certification for Operational Sustainability demonstrating excellence in the management of long-term operational risks and behaviours safeguarding your IT infrastructure and decreasing your business risk.
– The project is launched within the technical space area of 15000sq mts having the capacity of 40 MW.

About Celsia

Celsia SA ESP (Celsia), formerly Compania Colombiana de Inversiones SA ESP, a subsidiary of Grupo Argos SA, is an energy company that generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. The company’s product categories include home line, solar energy, backup energy, thermal network, efficent lighting, electricity assets, cogeneration, energy efficiency and conventional energy. It generates energy through reservoir, hydroelectric power plants, thermo electric power plants, and wind power plants. Celsia’s transmission services comprise taking energy from the power generation plants to the points used in the municipalities’ rural and urban areas. It serves residential, official, commercial, and industrial users. The company operates through power generation plants located in Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. Celsia is headquartered in Medellin, Colombia.

Methodology

All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.