Malaysia: GDS signs long term vPPA in Malaysia

Feb 21, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

GDS this week announced a 21-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with Malaysian renewable energy firm, Cenergi SEA Berhad (Cenergi), under Malaysia’s Corporate Green Power Programme (CGPP). Under the agreement, GDS has subscribed to 22.5MWac of renewable power for its Nusajaya Tech Park (NTP) data center campus in Johor.

William Huang, chairman and CEO of GDS, said: “Collaborating with Cenergi as pioneers in Malaysia’s renewable energy VPPA exemplifies our commitment to fostering sustainability within the industry. As a first mover in Johor with our Nusajaya Tech Park (NTP) data center campus and various ongoing projects, this endeavor signifies a stride forward in our journey towards achieving net zero emissions and contributing to greening the electricity grid.”

Hairol Azizi Tajudin, Cenegri group CEO, added: “We’re delighted to partner with GDS in Malaysia’s renewable energy journey. This collaboration underlines our dedication to sustainability and fits perfectly with our goal of promoting renewable energy projects. By supplying GDS with green electricity from our upcoming solar farm, we’re not just helping them reach their net-zero emissions target but also contributing to Malaysia’s larger plan for a greener energy mix.”