Sify Technologies has announced a major commitment to renewable energy for its growing data center portfolio in India. The company entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Vibrant Energy Holdings, a majority-owned subsidiary of Blue Leaf Energy Asia, a portfolio company of Macquaries GIG. These PPAs have a combined solar and wind capacity of 231 MW to power Sify’s newest hyperscale data center, with a 67 MW solar PPA signed in March 2021 and recently commissioned.
The partnership is the first step in the company’s clear roadmap to minimize reliance on fossil fuels to operate its fast-growing data center business and significantly reduce its carbon footprint. By investing in both solar and wind power, Sify will soon be able to supply most of the electricity it needs for its flagship data center in Mumbai through renewable energy, and intends to further increase its penetration of renewable energy across the country.
Raju Vegesna, Chairman of Sify, said: “The talk about the adoption of green energy has intensified. As we have always done in the ICT space, we have chosen to lead by action. As the demand for world-class data center facilities continues to grow, adapting The rapidly evolving data-centric transformation of Indian businesses, we believe investing in clean energy to drive this transformation is a societal imperative. Sify is proud to do its part to help our customers be a part of this clean energy future. “
Sify Chief Financial Officer MP Vijay Kumar said: “As one of the early adopters of ESG policies, Sify continues to push the boundaries of what is happening in the data center space. This shift to renewable energy will have clear economic benefits, but It also demonstrates the feasibility of deploying green energy solutions on an industrial scale.”
Oliver Lewis, Chairman of Vibrant Energy and Executive Director of GIG, said: “We are very pleased with Vibrant’s continued capacity growth, providing Indian businesses with green energy solutions and supporting India’s decarbonisation. The partnership with Sify Technologies marks Vibrant’s ongoing role in delivering green A new milestone in the journey of energy and custom solutions to meet growing business needs.”
Srini Viswanathan, CEO of Vibrant Energy, said: “Vibrant is proud to partner with Sify to build sustainable data center solutions in the Indian market. Vibrant looks forward to continuing to work with Sify to support their goal of 100% renewable energy.”
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