Princeton Digital Group (PDG), which just invested $300 million in a 48 MW data center in Navi Mumbai, is looking for ways to expand its presence in other Indian cities.
India now has data centers with an operating capacity of more than 650 megawatt and according to PDG Managing Director, India, Vipin Shirsat’s statement in PTI, since India is a crucial market for them, they are looking into expanding to (other) cities including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Pune once its Navi Mumbai data center became operational. Each of these data centers will have a 48 MW capacity and a capital investment of more than USD 300 million.
Currently, 4 MW of the Navi Mumbai facility’s capacity is in use. An additional 10 MW will be added the following year, and the remaining 24 MW of capacity is anticipated to be in use by 2024, according to Shirsat.
“An additional 200 KW of the solar power plant will be installed within the data center campus in Navi Mumbai,” he added.
Shirsat added that the business is also investing in a renewable energy facility in Maharashtra, which will meet the data center in Navi Mumbai’s 40% power requirements. By the middle of the next year, this 200 kW solar power plant will start supplying power to their data center.
Data centers require niche talents. Thus, PDG has partnered with CBRE and Facebook to concentrate on the development of data center professionals. Shirsat said PDG has also worked with Nanyang Technological University to contribute and drive syllabus and content aimed at the right skilling as well as for the expanding data center industry.
For the data center in India, the company primarily targets banks and large cloud service providers, as well as MNCs, e-commerce players, and the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector.