PT Ekagrata Data Gemilang (“EDGE DC”) has become the first data centre in Jakarta to utilize sustainable energy initiative from PLN, a state-owned electricity company.
As a leading carrier neutral, low latency data centre operator in downtown Jakarta, EDGE DC has taken advantage of the Renewable Energy Certificate (“REC”) from PLN. REC is an innovation by PLN in the energy sector designed to help increase the clean energy mix in Indonesia by up to 25 per cent by 2025.
This initiative is part of EDGE DC’s commitment to support sustainable development, especially in the green energy sector. Stephanus Oscar, CEO of EDGE DC said:
“Obtaining the Renewable Energy Certificate from PLN is a testament of EDGE DC’s commitment to support the use of sustainable energy, including from geothermal sources. With its transparent procurement process, we believe that PLN’s innovation in REC is in line with our aim to support our customer’s sustainability goal.”
According to the International Energy Agency (“IEA”) estimated in 2020, global electricity usage for data centre was around 250 Terawatt-hour (“TWh”) or up to 1 per cent of total consumption worldwide.
“We greatly appreciate EDGE DC’s commitment in utilizing REC clean energy products. This is one of PLN’s green product innovations to provide recognition to our customers for the use of renewable energy sources that are transparent, accountable, and internationally recognized without incurring investment costs for infrastructure. During 2022, PLN Main Distribution Unit (UID) Jakarta Raya supplied 9,231 REC units or the equivalent of 9,231 MWh of renewable energy to customers in Jakarta. EDGE DC’s contribution through this REC is a commitment that should be highlighted in support of a greener Jakarta. It is also a concrete action to support the government’s program towards Indonesia Net Zero Emission by 2060”, said Doddy B Pangaribuan, General Manager of PLN Main Distribution Unit (UID) Greater Jakarta.
The potential electricity demand for data centres in Indonesia is estimated to reach 300 MVA in 2022, and will continue to grow. PLN also provides electricity with reliable multi-source supply to support power reliability for data centres. Naz Ghouse, Director of ESG (Environmental, Sustainability and Governance) at Digital Edge said:
“As outlined in our recently published ESG report, we are committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across all of our facilities and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. Purchasing electricity, especially from renewable sources such as PLN is one of the emission reduction strategies we have chosen for our data centre facility in Indonesia, EDGE DC, as we continue to work towards this goal.”
The use of the Automatic Change Over (“ACO”) system complements the reliability of premium electricity supply, so that if the main power source is interrupted, it will immediately be transferred to a backup power source. Reliability is a crucial factor in data centre operations and the use of this technology will enable EDGE DC to ensure uninterrupted service to its customers.
“Electrical conditions in Jakarta are safe. DKI Jakarta itself is supported by 6 subsystems with a total capacity of 11,093 Megawatts (MW) and the highest peak load in 2022, which is 5,351 MW. We encourage enterprises to grow their businesses in Jakarta, supported by PLN’s reliable electricity services,” added Doddy. In view of rapid development of the digital economy in Indonesia and growing demand for IT infrastructure services, EDGE DC, as a purpose-built data centre located in downtown Jakarta, supports the use of low carbon technology, as demonstrated by this development.
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