Singapore real estate developer CapitaLand, electricity provider Singapore Power (SP) Group and energy and urban developer Sembcorp Industries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly study the use of integrated energy solutions to power data centres. CapitaLand’s data centre is the first to pilot in Singapore under SP’s Energy Partnership Programme.
The integrated energy solutions will potentially include a combination of solar photovoltaic, green hydrogen and energy storage amongst others. These will be further enhanced with smart technologies to increase energy efficiency and effectiveness.
The study covered under the MOU will initially focus on developing solutions to power CapitaLand’s flagship data centre, 9 Tai Seng Drive with green energy.
This collaboration between the three organisations is the first under SP’s Energy Partnership Programme. The programme aims to help corporates meet their green ambitions and overcome energy-related business challenges using integrated energy solutions. Leveraging SP’s technical expertise in smart energy solutions, research and testing will be undertaken at SP’s Concept Lab.
Lim Yeow Keong, Senior Vice President, Singapore and Southeast Asia (Energy), Sembcorp Industries, said: “A key goal of this project is to find the most efficient way to lower the carbon footprint of data centres without compromising their operational resilience. With growing demand for data centres, finding carbon-efficient solutions to power them is key to enable a sustainable future.”
CapitaLand’s joint study with SP and Sembcorp is another of its efforts to strengthen the use of renewable energy and reduce its carbon footprint. In collaboration with Sembcorp, over 21,000 solar panels were installed atop CapitaLand’s six industrial properties held under Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust.
The implementation represents the largest combined rooftop solar facility in Singapore by a real estate company to date.