Nasdaq-listed Chindata Group one of the leading providers of carrier-neutral hyperscale data center solutions in Asia-Pacific emerging markets, announced today that the Chindata Shanxi Lingqiu 220kV power transmission and transformation project officially went into operation on February 13, 2023. This has set a new record in the data center industry, which involves project completion within six months, according to industry watchers.
The data center industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, driven by the increasing demand for digital transformation and the adoption of emerging technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. In light of this, the substation provides a 360MW power supply capacity for Chindata’s Taihang Mountain Energy and Information Technology Industrial Campus, which is the largest of its kind in Asia Pacific.
The substation’s modular design, factory prefabrication, and patented self-developed high-impedance split-winding transformer technology greatly have shortened construction time and reduced costs, making the agile delivery of substations possible. Zhang Binghua, Chief Technology Officer of Chindata said:
“We successfully overcame several challenges in the project, such as foundation treatment in the collapsible loess area, foundation pit excavation during the rainy season, and winter construction in the permafrost area, to deliver the project within six months. The successful commissioning of the 220kV substation has set a new benchmark and improved the stability and reliability of data center power supply in China and the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. Our team worked closely with all parties involved in the construction to ensure the project’s success, and we are immensely proud of the results.”
The new Chindata Shanxi Lingqiu 220kV power transmission and transformation project cancels the previous 110kV voltage level and reduces one voltage conversion, enabling large-capacity power to be directly stepped down from 220kV to 10kV load power supply using the first backbone network patent in the data center industry. The technology reduces the floor area by about 60 percent, lowers construction costs, and improves power conversion efficiency and economic benefits, making it applicable for various large-scale data center substation projects.
The Chindata Taihang Mountain Energy and Information Technology Industrial Campus supports the demand for digital computing power in the Shanxi and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regions. The campus efficiently transforms Shanxi’s energy advantages into computing power advantages, enabling the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region to integrate into China’s big data center network.
As a leading player in the industry, Chindata is well-positioned to support the growth and transformation of the digital economy in Asia Pacific, providing highly efficient, reliable, and sustainable data center solutions to its customers. This development also needs to be seen in the context of Chindata pledging to use 100 percent renewable power across its data centers by 2040.
Also, Chindata Group has successfully implemented net zero carbon emissions solutions for digital infrastructure in China through green power consumption initiatives including direct green power trading, innovative regional green power consumption mechanisms, development of renewable energy power stations, and development of integrated power Generation-Grid-Load-Storage projects, the company said.
As a result, Chindata is confident that it is on track to achieving 100 per cent renewable power in its global data centres by 2040, benefiting from factors such as the global zero-carbon digital infrastructure and manufacturing industry chain as well as innovative Asia-Pacific clean energy synergies, company officials said.