NTT partners with GSPARX for renewable energy solutions at Malaysia data centre

NTT partners with GSPARX for renewable energy solutions at Malaysia data centre

In a bid to meet their long-term environmental sustainability goals, NTT will be utilising solar energy in their data centre

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Global technology services company has partnered with GSPARX – a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) that focuses on offering renewable energy solutions – as part of their long-term environmental sustainability goals.

GSPARX will install a solar power panel system within NTT’s data centre campus, for its administrative buildings, to support NTT’s power requirements. Starting with an initial 1020-kilowatts peak capacity, NTT targets to expand up to a 6-megawatt capacity through future phases of the project. GSPARX will also build sheltered car parks which are equipped with solar panels at designated locations within NTT Cyberjaya’s premises.

Construction is expected to commence in Q1 2021, and the solar installations will be fully operational by Q3 of 2021, according to the company. NTT expects to reduce its carbon footprint of up to 921 metric tons per year, in line with its green initiative to promote the generation and utilisation of sustainable energy.

“We are proud to be partnering with NTT in line with their aspirations for finding sustainable solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges of our times,” said Datuk Ir. Megat Jalaluddin Bin Megat Hassan, the Chief Retail Officer of TNB.“Not only is shifting to solar energy an environmentally friendly move, it is also important for global companies like NTT to have an alternate energy source to spur future business growth. .”

“NTT is one of 17 UN Global Goals Business Avengers, with a focus on sustainable cities and communities. We believe that technology holds the key to solving some of the world’s biggest problems. We’re constantly finding ways to use technology to minimise the impact of disruption on the world’s cities and communities. The partnership with TNB is a crucial component of attaining this goal and ensuring that we create a more sustainable future for all,” saidPng Kim Meng, CEO – ASEAN at NTT .

“With additional solar capacity, NTT will be ready to respond to growing demands of its campus’ administrative needs that are powered by solar energy. We are proud to be the first global foreign ICT company to collaborate with TNB on this green project. We are very excited as this initiative has come in a very timely manner, as the new Cyberjaya 5 Data Center is scheduled to be available early this year," said Henrick Choo, CEO - Malaysia at NTT

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