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CapitaLand, SP Group and Sembcorp to jointly study use of integrated energy solutions to green data centres

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan11/5/2020 08:27 AM GMT+08  • 3 min read
CapitaLand, SP Group and Sembcorp to jointly study use of integrated energy solutions to green data centres
The study covered under the MOU will initially focus on developing solutions to power CapitaLand’s flagship data centre.
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CapitaLand, SP Group and Sembcorp Industries have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to study the use of integrated energy solutions to power data centres.

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.

The data centre is the first to pilot in Singapore 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. Under the programme, research and testing will be done at SP’s Concept Lab.

The integrated energy solutions will 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, say the companies.

Sembcorp will add its expertise in providing urban sustainability solutions to energy-intensive businesses with customised combinations of solar energy, energy storage, sustainable energy retail and other innovative energy solutions.

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9 Tai Seng Drive has been certified with the Green Mark Platinum, the top rating for data centres by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

The initiative goes hand-in-hand with CapitaLand’s 2030 Sustainability Master Plan, which was announced on Oct 1, 2020.

Among the group’s targets, CapitaLand aims to reduce its carbon emissions intensity by 78% by 2030.

According to the statement released by the companies, demand for data services is expected to continue its “exponential growth” over the coming years, leading, in turn, to an accelerated growth in data centre loads.

“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,” says Kelvin Fong, managing director of its data centre arm at CapitaLand Group.

“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,” adds Lim Yeow Keong, senior vice president, Singapore and Southeast Asia (Energy) at Sembcorp.

Shares in CapitaLand and Sembcorp closed $2.56 and $1.64 respectively on Nov 4.

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