Chindata Group releases 2030 carbon-neutral roadmap
Published 15 January 2021
Asia’s leading hyperscale data center solution provider Chindata Group published its roadmap to be carbon neutral for all its next-generation hyper-scale data centers in China with its 100% renewable energy solution by 2030, 30 years sooner than China’s 2060 carbon-neutral pledge.
This is part of Chindata Group’s strategy to invest in clean energy with an installed capacity of no less than 2GW by 2030. Recently, the company has already signed renewable energy contracts with local governments, such as Datong and Zhangjiakou of China, totaling 1300 MW of installed capacity.
With accelerated digital transformation, there is a growing demand for carrier-neutral hyperscale data infrastructure, which allows interconnection between multiple telecommunication carriers and/or colocation providers.
As a result, data centers will require a huge local energy supply. Data center provider thus becomes crucial in helping help tech companies and their users across the world to achieve carbon neutrality.
As the first-of-its-kind company in China to launch the 2030 carbon neutrality roadmap, Chindata Group says it is committed to work together with partners to progress toward a sustainable future.
While catering to clients’ computing power needs, Chindata Group locate most of its hyperscale data centers in regions with rich wind and solar resources, making it possible to tap local surplus sustainable energy. In 2019 alone, Chindata Group has achieved a portfolio renewable energy mix of 37%.
The second solution is to minimize energy use. Thanks to advances in green technology in green building, IT equipment, and cooling system, in 2019, Chindata Group’s data centers use approximately 27.5% less energy than the global industry average, an equivalent of 173,087 tons of carbon dioxide emissions reduction, according to Uptime Institute.
Sustainability has been the buzzword for data centers construction and management in recent years. With Southeast Asia being the key drivers of data center growth, it remains to be seen how players from this region embrace sustainability.