- Nov. 5, 2020
-- apitaLand, SP Group (SP) and Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) 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.
CapitaLand's drive for sustainability
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. 9 Tai Seng Drive has been certified with the top rating of Green Mark Platinum for data centres by the Building and Construction Authority and Infocomm Media Development Authority. The feasibility study results planned for the second half of 2021, would potentially be applicable to benefit other data centres in Singapore.
This initiative dovetails with CapitaLand's 2030 Sustainability Master Plan (https://www.capitaland.com/content/dam/capitaland-sites/i...
) to elevate its commitment to global sustainability. Among CapitaLand's 2030 sustainability targets unveiled on 1 October 2020, it aims to reduce its carbon emissions intensity by 78% by 2030, reduce its energy consumption intensity at its operating properties by 35% and increase its proportion of total electricity consumption from renewable sources by 35% by 2030. CapitaLand also aims to green its entire global portfolio by 2030, including its data centres.Mr Kelvin Fong, Managing Director, Data Centre, CapitaLand Group
, said: "As a responsible company, CapitaLand is partnering SP and Sembcorp to further enhance the sustainability of our data centres to support the growth of a clean digital economy. The ability to leverage smart energy solutions and tap renewable energy sources at our data centres will extend CapitaLand's competitive advantage within the data centre industry while meeting our commitments towards global sustainability. Besides powering our data centres with renewable energy, we aim to offer energy-efficient designs and facility operations at our data centres. CapitaLand remains committed to contribute to the environmental and social well-being of the communities we operate in."