STT GDC India to increase use of renewable energy

STT GDC India, today has announced a partnership with Avaada MHKhamgaon Private Limited, a subsidiary of Avaada Energy Private Limited to procure 99MUs/annum (99 Million kWh) of renewable energy under a captive structure.

The 99 MUs would carter to the company’s facilities in the state of Maharashtra.

Renewable energy will be the main source of responsible growth for India’s largest data centre operator. The company has also targeted to source a large part of its electricity from renewable sources to power its data centres by 2025.

As a part of its sustainability initiatives, 34 percent of power for all STT GDC India’s facilities comes from renewable sources, making it one of the largest users of renewable sources amongst data centre operators in India. The partnership Avaada Energy along with the existing sustainability initiatives will lead to annual reduction of 4.5 lakh tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2025.

This is equal to reducing carbon emissions by removing more than 90 thousand passenger vehicles from the roads of India.

Sumit Mukhija, CEO at STT GDC India said, “Ever since the inception of STT GDC India, we have strived towards best practices in innovation and sustainability. This decision reflects our relentless commitment to champion sustainable best practices and lead the industry in a similar direction. Going forward, a significant portion of all incremental power for all our new and existing facilities will come from carbon-free sources. We are also closely working with regulators, government agencies and power generation companies to explore suitable environment and banking regimes that can enable us to eventually reach close to 100 percent net renewable energy in terms of power sourcing for our operational data centres. Avaada Energy, understands the global benchmarks of excellence that we hold to as we seek to strengthen our position as the market leader in supporting all our mission critical applications.”