AirTrunk, a data center firm in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, has forged a virtual Power Purchase Agreement (vPPA) with ib vogt, a renewable energy developer in Malaysia. This is said to be a part of Malaysia’s Corporate Green Power Programme (CGPP).
This landmark agreement indicates AirTrunk’s commitment to embracing renewable energy solutions and reducing its carbon footprint. By partnering with ib vogt, AirTrunk secures access to renewable energy from a 29.99MW solar farm under development. The initiative aligns with AirTrunk’s broader sustainability objectives and its ambition to lead the industry in adopting eco-friendly practices.
Damien Spillane, AirTrunk’s Chief Technology Officer, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration stressed upon its importance in advancing sustainable action,saying, “This move not only furthers AirTrunk’s commitment to achieving Net Zero but also contributes to the decarbonisation of the APJ’s electricity grid.”
The agreement is a significant milestone in Malaysia’s renewable energy landscape, showcasing the country’s dedication to clean energy adoption and fostering partnerships between businesses and renewable energy developers. AirTrunk’s proactive approach highlights its leadership in driving sustainability within the data center industry.
This development comes alongside AirTrunk’s announcement of Laura Coad’s appointment as Chief Data Center Officer. As per reports, with her extensive experience, Coad is well-positioned to oversee the company’s data center operations, emphasising efficient asset management and service delivery.
AirTrunk’s initiatives shows its dedication to sustainability and innovation. As per the firm, the company’s commitment to renewable energy procurement not only demonstrates its environmental responsibility but also sets a benchmark for the industry. As AirTrunk continues to expand its presence across the APAC region, its focus on sustainability will likely inspire other organizations to follow suit, driving collective efforts towards a greener future.