Our Kansas City datacenter is fed by three power components critical to datacenter infrastructure.
Primary power is received from Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) utility power. Designated a critical infrastructure building, KCP&L provides three power feeds to the facility. These feeds are connected in parallel and each draws from a different independent power grid.
Secondary and temporary power is supplied by UPS battery systems. We have sufficient UPS battery strength to assure continuity of power to the entire dedicated server facility. In addition, a separate UPS system maintains all critical networking infrastructure.
The third power comes from a 400 kilowatt diesel generator. Fuel access points on the ground level of the building allow us to refuel the generator tanks at any time. The generator can be run indefinitely to supply power to the facility.
In the event of loss of utility power, the automatic transfer switch moves the power source from utility to diesel generator. The UPS systems supply temporary power during the time required for the generator to fire up.