Customer Stories

Emergency Power Generation System Helps Critical Data Center Achieve 100% Uptime

infomart mtu - Pacific Power Group

Pacific Power Group, an authorized MTU Onsite Energy distributor and service provider for all generator brands, has commissioned the last three MTU Onsite Energy generators of 14 total at Infomart’s Portland, Ore., data center.

Founded in 2006, Infomart is a leader in building, owning and operating wholesale data centers. Their 345,000 sq. ft. Portland data center is critically important to ensuring constant connectivity for vital web and cloud-based services around the country.

Since its inception, Infomart has achieved 100 percent uptime, and the company relies on Pacific Power Group to deliver on that reputation and for its extensive track record of success powering data centers across the Northwest.

The two companies originally began working together in 2011 with the first phase of the Portland data center’s construction. PPG provided Infomart and their construction teams on the project with engineering assistance and equipment specifications for the data center’s backup power system and provided seven generators in the initial phase. The partnership grew over the next five years to encompass two additional phases including seven more 2.25- and 2-megawatt MTU Onsite Energy generators.

After careful coordination with Infomart’s data center equipment, MTU Onsite Energy gensets were selected and supplied with onboard paralleling capabilities, customized quiet sound attenuating packages to meet stringent local noise code requirements and sub-base fuel systems.

Pacific Power Group’s expertise in the commissioning process was essential in providing Infomart with a reliable emergency power solution for their Portland location. Prior to final completion of the project, PPG rigorously tests and commissions each individual generator and the complete system to optimize performance for that facility’s specialized use. This process helps ensure that Infomart’s MTU generators will be available to support their servers in the event of an emergency or power outage.

PPG’s Power Generation team also provides preventative maintenance for the critical information hub. By proactively managing the maintenance needs of Infomart’s backup power system, Pacific Power Group is able to help Infomart increase its effectiveness and their peace of mind in having power at all times.