ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has signed a deal to procure renewable energy in India.
The company this week announced a partnership with O2 Power to obtain renewable energy under a captive structure. The procured renewable energy will power STT GDC India’s Bengaluru facility in the state of Karnataka.
O2 Power will supply renewable energy from its 201.1 MWac Wind-Solar Hybrid (WSH) project in Karnataka. How much STT GDC will be off-taking hasn’t been shared; pharma firm Syngene is also off-taking some of the capacity from the Karnataka site.
Sumit Mukhija, CEO at STT GDC India, said: “This partnership with O2 Power, one of India’s leading renewable energy platforms, further demonstrates our resolve in adopting and promoting sustainable best practices in our facilities and steering the overall sector in the same direction. We are also actively collaborating with regulators, government, and energy generation firms and exploring opportunities and frameworks eventually achieve carbon-neutral data center operations across our facilities in India by 2030.”
STT GDC currently operates three facilities in Bengaluru totaling 520,000 sq ft (48,300 sqm) and 26.25MW. The 1.25MW Bengaluru DC1 launched in 2001, while the 18MW DC3 launched in 2019.
STT GDC India reportedly currently sources about 36 percent of the energy used in all of its facilities from renewable sources, according to the company.
Rakesh Garg, co-founder and head of wind vertical at O2 Power, added: “STT GDC India is a prestigious client in O2 Power’s growing C&I portfolio. This strengthens customer confidence in our execution and delivery capabilities. O2 Power is geared towards making green and clean power available to businesses across scale, size, and segment.”
Founded in 2020, O2 Power is a renewable energy platform backed by EQT Infrastructure and Temasek; it has signed PPAs of about 2GW in aggregate.