Princeton Digital Group (PDG), a leading data center provider in Asia, today announced that it has procured Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for three of its data centers in Jakarta, Bandung and Pekanbaru in Indonesia.
Issued by Indonesian state-owned electricity firm, PLN, the certificates are from electricity generated from the geothermal project, PLTP Kamojang.
According to Stephanus Tumbelaka, Managing Director of PDG Indonesia, the RECs reduce the carbon impact of its data centers and show PDG’s dedication to assisting its customers’ sustainability objectives. It moves them closer to their goal of all data centers being powered by renewable energy by 2030.
“The renewable energy certificates are a testament of our environmental responsibility and our commitment to building sustainable digital infrastructure in Indonesia and support Indonesia’s sustainability goals. We continue to invest in improving the energy efficiency of our data centers and are also actively engaging with utility companies to procure renewable energy.” said Tumbelaka.
As part of its sustainability strategy, PDG began purchasing RECs from PLN in 2020. Since then, it has done so on a regular basis. Companies that support Indonesia’s initiative to encourage the use of clean energy are given PLN RECs, which are provided in association with the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA) Indonesia. The “RE-100 Best Practices Guidelines” and “Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) standards” are met by the PLN REC certificates, which are also acknowledged on a global scale.
For Doddy B. Pangaribuan, General Manager of PLN Jakarta Raya Main Distribution Unit, highly appreciates PDG for its commitment to using clean energy to support a greener Indonesia. Through REC, PLN supports customers in operating sustainable businesses and helps them, along with the government, meet the country’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2060.
The REC, a green product innovation from PLN, was created to allow customers to be recognized for using renewable energy sources that are transparent, accountable, and internationally recognized. This recognition is accomplished through verification by the global tracking system APX TIGRs, which is based in California, United States.
Sustainability is a primary area of focus for PDG, which has 20 data centers spread across five key markets. Renewable energy procurement, resource and energy efficiency, environmentally friendly design and construction, as well as technology and innovation, are the main drivers of the company’s sustainability strategy.