STT GDC India to source renewable power to cut carbon

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Mumbai: STT GDC India (ST Telemedia Global Data Centres India) want to promote sustainable development with low-carbon business practices.

In doing so, STT GDC India has partnered with Avaada MHKhamgaon Private Limited, a subsidiary of Avaada Energy Private Limited ( a.k.a Avaada Energy) to source renewable power.

Under the tie-up, STT GDC India will procure 99MUs/annum (99 Million kWh) renewable energy via a captive structure. The 99MUs would cater to the company’s facilities in the state of Maharashtra.

As part of the company’s sustainability initiatives, 34% of power across all STT GDC India’s facilities comes from renewable sources. This makes it one of the largest users of renewable sources among datacentre operators in India.

The tie-up with Avaada Energy along with all the existing sustainability initiatives, will lead to an annual reduction of 4,56,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2025. This is equivalent to reducing carbon emissions by removing more than 90,000 passenger vehicles from India’s roads in a year.

By sourcing a large part of its power needs from carbon-free sources by 2025, the datacentre company aims to reduce its carbon footprint and fostering sustainable practices. This initiative sets a new standard for sustainability for the datacentre sector in India.

“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 to lead the industry in a similar direction,” said Sumit Mukhija, CEO – STT GDC India.

“Going forward, a significant portion of all incremental power for all our new and existing facilities will come from carbon-free sources,” added Mukhija.

The company has deployed renewable power via captive power generation structures that offer clean and reliable power in close partnership with established energy players.

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