Princeton Digital Group (PDG), the premier data centre provider in Asia, has recently engaged in a renewable energy agreement with PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk (CL). This collaboration aims to secure energy derived from biomass sources to fuel PDG’s 30 MW data centre complex located in Cibitung. This long-term contract signifies a significant stride for PDG towards digital decarbonisation, with plans to initially energise up to 20% of their Cibitung data centre campus using renewable resources.
Commencing in August 2023, PDG’s expansive Greater Jakarta campus will commence the utilisation of biomass-generated power from CL’s diverse fuel facility. Notably, earlier this year, PDG achieved a pioneering feat by being the first data centre operator to obtain biomass I-RECs from CL, underscoring their commitment to sustainable energy practises.
“Renewable energy plays a pivotal role in decarbonisation. 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 centres of the future,” said Stephanus Tumbelaka, Managing Director, PDG Indonesia. “Our agreement with CL enables us to offer sustainable data centre 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.”
PDG 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.
“We are excited to partner with one of Asia’s leading data centre 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,” said Matius Sugiaman, Commercial Director of PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk.
Operating across six major markets with a network of 21 data centres, PDG places a central emphasis on sustainability within its business framework. Anchored in the company’s environmental strategy are initiatives like procuring renewable energy, optimising energy and resource consumption, prioritising eco-friendly design and construction, and fostering technological innovation. Collaborating closely with prominent regional renewable energy entities, PDG is actively steering its array of data centres away from traditional power sources toward low or even zero carbon energy alternatives. Notably, the construction of PDG’s 22 MW JC2 campus in Jakarta is in its final phases, with plans for it to be operational and Ready for Service by Q3 2023.