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Amritsar, NFA Post: ST Telemedia Global Data Centres India (STT GDC India) has announced a partnership with Avaada MHKhamgaon Ltd, a subsidiary of Avaada Energy Ltd to procure 99MUs per annum (99 Million kWh) of renewable energy under a captive structure.

The 99MUs would cater to the company’s facilities in the state of Maharashtra, it said in a statement today.

The partnership with Avaada Energy along with all the existing sustainability initiatives, will lead to an annual reduction of 456,500 tonnes of COemissions by 2025, the company said.

This is equivalent to reducing carbon emissions by removing more than 90,000 passenger vehicles from India’s roads in a year, it added.

As part of STT GDC India’s sustainability initiatives, almost 34% of power across all its facilities come from renewable sources,it said. 

By sourcing a large part of its power requirements from carbon-free sources within the next four years, STT GDC India reinforces its commitment towards reducing its carbon footprint and fostering sustainable practices whilst continuing to support the growth of the digital economy in India, the company said.

“Going forward, a significant portion of all incremental power for all our new and existing facilities will come from carbon-free sources,” STT GDC India Chief Executive Officer Sumit Mukhija said.

He added that the company was also closely working with regulators, government agencies and power generation companies to explore suitable environment and banking regimes that can enable STT GDC India to eventually reach close to 100% net renewable energy in terms of power sourcing for its operational data centres. 

STT GDC India is a majority owned subsidiary of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, Singapore. Established in 2004 in India, the company manages 135MW of critical IT load with 17 facilities across eight major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and Pune.

The data centre services provider has offer 1,000 customers and over 33% market share revenue.

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