Adani Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Andhra Pradesh to build data center parks with up to 5 GW of power demand in and around Visakhapatnam over the next 20 years. The ambitious project is said to be a world first 100% renewable energy-powered project. It is expected to create more than 100,000 jobs across the state.
The parks will be flexibly designed to adapt to emerging technology trends and scaled modularly to meet customer needs. They will offer a unique energy supply value proposition to customers. The parks will be developed across three different campuses, with each offering complementary value and the three together providing the redundancy and reliability demanded by data center operators.
Gautam Adani, chairman of Adani Group, said: “Data centers are fundamental building blocks for enabling every aspect of the critical technology infrastructure that India needs to further accelerate its growth. In addition, the Adani Group’s ability to provide 100% renewable power, and its experience in energy management, is a critical aspect towards lowering the carbon footprint for an industry that is now the world’s largest – and growing – power consuming industry.”
The move marks Adani Group’s first foray into a digital infrastructure sector of significant national importance. Critically, it leverages the group’s vast experience in full stack energy management – renewable, baseload, transmission and distribution – and its strong project execution record, says the company.