I was the lead electrical engineer for designing and installing an energy monitoring system at this R1.6bn Data Centre Project during construction.

I was solely responsible to design, install and commission an energy management system consisting of 347 electrical meters strategically placed throughout the centre. The massive Samrand Data Centre is the first data centre in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve Uptime Tier IV design and facility certification from the Uptime Institute in the United States. It’s also believed to be the largest in Africa.

The energy meters communicate via ModBus network protocol on redundant Modbus rings. These rings are translated to TCP/IP and routed to the client’s Local Area Network. The energy manager server receives this data and stores the relevant data captured in a SQL Database. Additionally the database captures customised data organised by scripts and equations which I had to implement for the client’s unique requirements.