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For Immediate Release: Contact: Peter Peretzman
Date: 11/14/2019 609-984-9707


Trenton, N.J. – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved an $870,781 incentive award for energy efficiency upgrades for Digital Realty, LP in Clifton. With this incentive, Digital Realty, a provider of data centers and other IT products, will implement energy conservation measures to upgrade two data centers at its Clifton campus. The company will pay the balance of the $1,350,214 total upgrade cost. The energy efficiency incentive is part of the New Jersey Clean Energy Program Large Energy Users Program.


“Information technology companies and data centers – like the ones Digital Realty operates – are among the most energy-intensive sectors, and are an integral part of New Jersey’s innovation economy because they lay the groundwork for next-generation technologies like high-speed 5G fiber networks,” said Joseph L. Fiordaliso, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.


Digital Realty’s upgrades relate to airflow management and computer room air conditioner (CRAC) replacement. To improve the facilities’ airflow, the company will install perforated floor tiles as part of a cold air aisle containment system. This approach increases air delivery efficiency by separating hot and cold airflows and focusing cold air through the tiles directly to the server equipment, enabling more efficient cooling. The new CRACs will have several efficient features, including equipment that will enable the CRACs to utilize external temperatures to chill water used for cooling when conditions permit.


Each year, the project is anticipated to conserve 3,388,288 kWh of electricity, enough to power a home hot water heater for 500 years, and it will reduce peak demand by an anticipated 387 kW annually. The project will save an estimated $298,169 per year, plus an additional $22,500 in operational and maintenance savings. 


About the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU)
NJBPU is a state agency and regulatory authority mandated to ensure safe, adequate and proper utility services at reasonable rates for New Jersey customers. Critical services regulated by NJBPU include natural gas, electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications and cable television. The Board has general oversight and responsibility for monitoring utility service, responding to consumer complaints, and investigating utility accidents.
To find out more about NJBPU, visit our web site at


About New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP)
NJCEP, established on January 22, 2003, in accordance with the Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act (EDECA), provides financial and other incentives to the State's residential customers, businesses and schools that install high-efficiency or renewable energy technologies, thereby reducing energy usage, lowering customers' energy bills and reducing environmental impacts. The program is authorized and overseen by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), and its website is