Nxtra to procure 140 GWh of renewable energy for its data centres

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Nxtra by Airtel, a data centre company in India, today announced a power-wheeling agreement with Ampln and Amplus Energy to procure an additional 140,208 MWh of renewable energy. With this, Nxtra has enhanced its existing commitment of reducing its carbon footprint through renewable energy sources annually by 99,547 tCO2e.

As per the agreement, AmpIn Energy and Amplus Energy will set up solar and wind power plants of 48 MW DC and 24.3 MW, respectively, for consumption by Nxtra’s data centres in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha.

Amplus Energy will build a 24.3 MW wind and 28 MW DC solar plant in Tamil Nadu, supplying  109,798 MWh of electricity and helping to reduce carbon emissions by 77,957 tCO2e annually. AmpIn Energy Transition will set up a 12 MW DC solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh, supplying 17,880 MWh and achieving 12,694 tCO2e of carbon reduction annually. It will also build an 8 MW DC solar power plant in Odisha, supplying 12,530 MWh and offsetting 8,896 tCO2e annually.

Ashish Arora, CEO of Nxtra by Airtel,said, “These new partnerships reflect our commitment to lead India’s green data centre space and fulfill our commitment to achieve Net Zero emission by 2031. The additional clean energy supply will increase our renewable energy share to approximately 70% in the overall energy mix for our core data centers.”

Nxtra by Airtel has 12 large and 120 edge data centres across India. It will invest over INR 5,000 crores over the next few years to build six new hyperscale data centres across key metro cities in India and expand its capacity by two times to over 400 MW.

 

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