Asian data centre provider Princeton Digital Group (PDG) has entered into a renewable energy contract with independent power producer Cikarang Listrindo (CL) to procure power generated from biomass sources for its 30 MW data centre campus in Cibitung, a district in West Java Province, Greater Jakarta.
The multi-year contract, described as ‘ground-breaking’ will enable PDG to take a meaningful step towards digital decarbonisation by powering initially up to 20% of its data centre campus in Cibitung with renewable energy.
PDG’s Greater Jakarta campus will start consuming biomass-powered energy from CL’s mixed fuel plant in August 2023. Earlier this year, PDG became the first data centre operator to procure biomass International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) from CL.
PDG says it has been a strong supporter of renewable energy development in Indonesia. In 2020, PDG was the first corporate buyer of state-owned electricity firm PLN’s RECs and since has regularly procured these certificates as part of its sustainability strategy. Most recently, PDG procured geothermal energy in the form of RECs from PLN, for three of its data centres in Jakarta, Bandung and Pekanbaru.
PDG has 21 data centres in six key markets. Its environmental strategy is driven by procurement of renewable energy, energy and resource efficiency, green design and construction, and technology and innovation.
PDG says it is working with leading renewable energy companies in the region to transition its portfolio of data centres from conventional power to low or zero carbon energy options.