The European energy crisisEnsuring power quality & availability through 2023 and beyond with Comtec
It’s easy to take energy for granted. It helps keep us warm, safe, productive, clean, fulfilled, and healthy. However, the latest indicators show that Europe is preparing itself for a winter of uncertainty as the region strives to guarantee sufficient levels of energy to power itself through this coming winter. The UK media has been covering this worrying scenario on an almost daily basis, and Make UK found as many as 60% of bosses had grown increasingly concerned about blackouts affecting their business.
As an Elite Partner to APC by Schneider Electric, we can help protect critical IT infrastructure within businesses across the UK. We offer expert technical support and consultation from knowledgeable and trained engineers to help you choose a UPS that meets the specific needs and requirements of your business and provides the right level of power protection. So, even if we experience power fluctuations or blackouts over these coming months, rest assured we can keep your business powered up and productive
- Expert technical support and consultation from knowledgeable and trained technicians.
- Access to a wide range of advanced power protection solutions and products.
- Competitive pricing and discounts.
- Tailored solutions for specific needs and requirements.
- A dedicated account manager and access to our 24/7 help desk.
APC’s commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation has made it a leading provider of UPS solutions for businesses. From small, single-phase units to large, three-phase systems, APC by Schneider provide world-class power protection systems.
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
The right-sized UPS for demanding business critical applications. The APC Symmetra PX is a world class, redundant, scalable, power protection system designed to cost effectively provide high levels of availability. Seamlessly integrating into today’s state-of-the-art data center designs, the Symmetra PX is a true modular system. Made up of dedicated and redundant modules–power, intelligence, battery and bypass, all engineered into a design that is easily and efficiently serviceable, this architecture can scale power and runtime as demand grows or as higher levels of availability are required. Symmetra PX serves as the core power train that drives APC InfraStruXure® systems for small and medium data centers but can also power individual “zones” of larger data centers. Highly manageable, the Symmetra PX features self-diagnostic capabilities and standardized modules which mitigate the risk of human error resulting in increased overall data center reliability.
Is a highly efficient, modular, easy-to-deploy , 10 to 150 kW (400 V), 3-phase uninterruptible power supply that delivers top performance for edge, small and medium data centers, as well as critical infrastructure in commercial and industrial facilities. Its compact design and fault-tolerant architecture maximize availability, operational efficiency and critical load protection, while minimizing total cost of ownership. Thanks to patented technologies, this UPS delivers up to 99% efficiency in ECOnversion mode and up to 97% efficiency in normal operating mode, providing electricity savings equivalent to 3 times the UPS cost. Galaxy VS is also EcoStruxure connected to give you peace of mind anytime, anywhere. Battery flexibility is one of the main highlights of Galaxy VS. Galaxy Lithium-ion battery cabinets benefit you with a longer battery lifetime and higher temperature tolerance than classic battery solutions. Smart modular VRLA batteries integrated in the UPS cabinet optimize footprint and ensure critical loads have highly predictable runtimes and redundant protection. Innovative, third-party verified Live Swap keeps your load protected, your business running, and your employees safer. Start-up service is included to optimize your system’s performance, quality, and safety. With its robust modular design, superior performance, and Live Swap options, Galaxy VS is the ideal backbone for your critical infrastructure.
Highly efficient 160 to 200kVA (400V) 3-phase UPS that seamlessly integrates into medium data centers, industrial, or facilities applications. Galaxy VM is a highly efficient and easy-to-deploy 3-phase UPS ideal for data centers and industrial applications. Deploying the latest in technology, it lowers energy costs through high efficiency normal mode or ECOnversion™ mode. State-of-the-art electrical performance options, such as wide input voltage range, high overload, short-circuit capacities, and integrated back-feed protection, allow it to seamlessly integrate into your electrical network to provide excellent power quality. Highly compact, it also integrates well with facility monitoring systems and smart grid requirements, offering energy storage like VRLA, Lithium-ion, and NiCad battery that tailors the solution to your specific needs. It features top and bottom cable entry, full front service access, back-to-the-wall installation, and includes start-up services, making Galaxy VM easy to deploy, install, and maintain.
Highly efficient, scalable 200 to 500 kVA 3-phase UPS featuring modular, redundant design and low TCO for medium and large data centers and mission critical environments.
Galaxy VL is a highly efficient, compact, modular, and scalable 200-500 kW (400 V/480 V) three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) available worldwide that delivers top performance for medium, large, and edge data centers, as well as critical infrastructure in commercial and industrial facilities.
Its industry-leading, compact, high-density technology, and fault-tolerant architecture maximize availability, operational efficiency, and critical load protection while minimizing total cost of ownership (TCO). Thanks to patented technologies, this UPS delivers up to 99% efficiency in ECOnversion™ mode and up to 97% efficiency in double conversion mode.
Galaxy VL’s scalability enables you to pay-as-you grow, reducing both capital investment and TCO. You can buy the power modules you need up-front, and enjoy optimized operating efficiency, then add power modules with Live Swap as demand grows. The modular design also enables N+1 internal redundancy, which multiplies by 10 the system’s availability with no extra footprint.
Galaxy VL is compatible with Lithium-ion batteries. With our Schneider Electric Lithium-ion battery solution, classic VRLA, or NiCd batteries, critical loads have highly predictable runtimes.
Galaxy VL is EcoStruxure™ connected to give you peace of mind anytime, anywhere. Start-up service is included to optimize your system’s performance, quality, and safety. With Live Swap, modular design, and superior reliability, Galaxy VL is the ideal backbone for your critical infrastructure.
Galaxy VX is a highly efficient, modular 3-phase UPS scalable from 500 to 1500 KVA in a single unit with high performance and flexible operating modes. Its scalability accommodates the changing needs of your rapidly expanding business, and its exceptional performance and abundance of cost-saving features reduce your energy costs and total cost of ownership (TCO). Galaxy VX is the ideal UPS for today’s large data centers, cloud and colocation facilities, as well as mission-critical applications.
Easy UPS VS
10-40kVA, 400V easy-to-install, easy-to-use, and easy-to-service 3 phase UPS for small and medium data centers and other business critical applications.
Easy UPS VM
60-200 kVA (400V) easy-to-install, easy-to-connect, easy-to-use, and easy-to-service 3 phase UPS for small and medium data centers and other business critical applications. The Schneider Electric Easy UPS 3M, part of the 3 phase Easy UPS series, is an easy-to-install, easy-to-connect, easy-to-use, and easy-to-service 60-200 kVA (400V) and 50-100 kVA (208V) 3-phase UPS ideal for small and medium data centers and other business critical applications. Easy UPS 3M supplies power stability and long-lasting performance with advanced product features, robust electrical specifications and compact design to ensure your business continuity. Designed for fast and easy installation in the data center or electrical room, this EcoStruxure-connected UPS features a wide operating temperature window and strong overload protection, all in a lightweight footprint. With its exceptional combination of low Total Cost of Ownership, competitive specifications, and ease of use, the Schneider Electric Easy UPS 3M is the easy choice for your business continuity in the data center or electrical room. Start-up service is available to optimize your system’s performance, quality, and safety.
Easy UPS VL
250-600 kVA, 400V easy-to-configure, easy-to-use and easy-to-service 3 phase UPS for commercial and industrial applications. The Schneider Electric Easy UPS 3L, part of the 3 phase Easy UPS range, is a easy-to-configure, easy-to-use, and easy-to-service 250-600 kVA 3-phase UPS that delivers high availability and predictability to medium and large commercial and industrial applications. Its fault-tolerant design streamlines installation and service, its compact footprint saves valuable real estate, and its up to 96% efficiency brings predictability to your utility costs. With its exceptional combination of competitive specifications, compact footprint, and highly available parallel and redundant designs, the EcoStruxure connected Easy UPS 3L is the easy choice for business continuity on your shop floor or in your electrical room. Start-up service is included to optimize your system’s performance, quality, and safety.
To ensure your business is equipped with a UPS system that provides the necessary level of power protection and meets your specific needs, talk to our experts.
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What’s causing the energy crisis in Europe?
In energy terms, Europe is preparing itself for a winter of deep uncertainty. This unsettling scenario is as a result of major current geopolitical events, a rebound from the economic slowdown created by COVID-19, and the long-term decision of many European countries to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels, while slowly transitioning to renewable energy sources. While it’s true to say that each country within Europe has a unique profile in terms of reliance across the energy-mix, and different levels of energy supply resilience, our region is in a precarious position, where it cannot guarantee sufficient levels of energy to power itself through this coming winter. Just last month, Bloomberg Europe, reported that power outages are ‘the next threat for the continent’. Countries across the region are already expressing grave concerns over their gas supply reserves for the coming months. The UK’s National Grid is talking about ‘three-hour power cuts’, while Norway is ‘set to curb its electricity exports’. So, with already stretched energy supplies and such uncertainty in the energy sector, it’s no wonder our region is bracing itself for a volatile next few months.
What does this mean for IT environments?
The impact of power outages is not to be understated, especially as we approach the colder winter months. Power fluctuations resulting from an unstable power grid are capable of causing disruption and even damage to critical IT applications within small and large businesses. A full power outage could severely hamper critical IT applications that businesses rely on in their daily operations. Simply put, power quality and availability ensure business continuity for businesses of all sizes.
How can Comtec help?
We are an APC by Schneider Elite Partner and are the Authorised Services Associate for the UK, meaning we hold the highest partner accreditation for the provision of Schneider Electric services. Schneider Electric is a leading UPS manufacturer, and we provide IT professionals access to a broad portfolio of APC’s UPS solutions all designed to protect critical IT appliances and data across businesses. So, even if the worst-case scenario occurs this winter, we can help to keep your critical IT equipment up and running.
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