Princeton Digital Group: Princeton Digital Group (PDG) to power Indonesian data center with biomass

Aug 09, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Princeton Digital Group (PDG) will power one of its Indonesian data centers with biomass, following the signing of a renewable energy contract with PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk (CL). PDG will subsequently power its Cibitung data center with the company's biomass-sourced energy.

The facility itself has a capacity of 30 MW; 20 per cent will be powered by renewable energy, making PDG the energy provider's first data center client. However, while the company has shared that it will source biofuel energy, as DCD notes, the plant is primarily coal-fired, and all three of its power plants interconnect before being distributed to the five industrial estates they power. This raises questions about how biomass energy will be delivered separately. 

Speaking about the move Stephanus Tumbelaka, managing director of PDG Indonesia, said that renewable energy plays a "pivotal role" in decarbonization. "We are taking meaningful steps to ensure that we are progressing not only our sustainability commitment, but also working towards Indonesia's clean energy transition goals as we build the data centers of the future," he said. 

"Our agreement with CL enables us to offer sustainable data center services to our customers by substituting conventional power with renewable energy. We are continually exploring opportunities with power providers whose goals are in alignment with ours so that we can build and operate sustainable digital infrastructure together," he added.

"We are excited to partner with one of Asia's leading data center providers, PDG, and support them in achieving their renewable energy goals. This partnership is ever growing strong and establishing a good impact not only for both parties, but also for the environment and the public in general," commented Matius Sugiaman, Commercial Director of PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk.

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