January 11

Worlds 1st fully green data centre to be solar-powered

New Delhi: The company also inked an MoU for the same with the AP government in Vijayawada on Wednesday evening. 

Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani told TOI that the company has already acquired 100 acres at Kapuluppada in Vizag and will be investing about 10,000 crore in the first phase in setting up their maiden data centre and will scale this up to about 50,000 crore in the next 10 years. 

“We are setting up the world’s first fully green data centre that will be powered entirely by solar power at Kapuluppada in AP. We are also talking to various state governments to put up multiple green data centres at strategic locations in the country,” said Adani. They have already roped in Vipin Jain, who was executive vice-president and head of data centre operations at Reliance Communications till June 2018, as senior vice president to spearhead this foray.

Giving the bigger picture, the Adani group chairman said: “Data centres are fundamental building blocks for enabling every aspect of the critical tech infrastructure that India needs to further accelerate its growth. The group’s vision is to create a network of core hyperscale data centre parks with capacities of over 1GW each on the east and west coasts of India along with edge hyperscale data centres across major cities. These will be integrated with a backbone of undersea cables and routed through our ports across the country.”

According to him, the group will also be building captive renewable plants to power these data centre parks, putting it in a leading position in the renewable energy space.

“Through multiple investments across strategic locations in the country in data centre parks and sites, we envision to create an integrated solution that can deliver world class offerings with core focus on sustainability, reliability, efficiency, and economics,” he said.

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