ePLDT: PLDT partners with Mpower to source renewable energy for its data centers

Nov 26, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

PLDT has announced that it has partnered with Mpower, a local energy firm, to become more sustainable and decarbonize its portfolio. Mpower will provide the renewable energy from its greenfield renewable energy plants. According to reports, Mpower will provide a “significant portion” of the company’s power requirements. To begin with, this green energy will be used in six VITRO centers, followed by the final four in the future. 

Commenting on the partnership, Jovy I. Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO: “As the largest data center network service provider in the country, we recognize our crucial role in keeping our operations sustainable and the positive impact that this transformation will bring to the Philippines in general. This initiative is in line with the PLDT Group’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG), where sustainability is one of the key fulcrums.”

Further to this, he said: “We are glad to formally establish this partnership with MPower as we pave the path to using renewable energy in our VITRO Data Centers. ePLDT recognizes the existing environmental emergency, and we thank MPower for their support as we work for this vision.” 

Roberto Almazora, senior vice president at Meralco Mpower echoed the same sentiments and expressed Mpower’s commitment to the government’s “aspiration to hit the 50 percent renewable energy mix by 2040.” He added: “We’re looking at securing about 1,500MW s or more from the renewable energy space in the next five to seven years. We are also in support of the development of greenfield plants, in alignment with the national sustainability agenda to replace old and unsustainable energy sources.”

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