Avaada to Provide Renewable Energy to Data Centre Operator STT GDC India

Avaada to Provide Renewable Energy to Data Centre Operator STT GDC India

STT GDC India has announced a partnership with Avaada Energy to procure 99 MUs/annum of renewable energy under a captive structure.

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (India) – STT GDC India – has announced a partnership with Avaada MHKhamgaon, a subsidiary of Avaada Energy to procure 99 MUs/annum (99 Million kWh) of renewable energy under a captive structure. The 99 MUs would cater to the company’s facilities in the state of Maharashtra.

The firm, which is one of the largest data centre operators in the country, has stated that as part of its sustainability initiatives, 34 percent of the power for all STT GDC India’s facilities comes from renewable sources, making it one of the largest users of renewable sources among data centre operators in India. 

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

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.”

By sourcing a large part of its power requirements from carbon-free sources within the next four years, the firm stated that it is reinforcing its firm commitment towards reducing its carbon footprint and fostering sustainable practices whilst continuing to support the growth of the digital economy in India. This initiative sets a new standard for sustainability for the data centre sector in India.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.