Telekom Malaysia Berhad data centres have been included in the Green Electricity Tariff (GET) category by Tenaga Nasional Berhad for three of its data centres.
The data centres, the Klang Valley Core Data Centre (KVDC) in Cyberjaya, Iskandar Puteri Core Data Centre (IPDC) in Johor Bahru and KL City Data Centre (CTDC) in Brickfields have been labelled as consuming green energy to keep the centres operational.
GET is one of the Government’s initiatives to provide Malaysian consumers with the option to use green electricity coming from renewable energy supply, subscribers are supplied with electricity coming from solar and hydro generators instead of fossil-fuel based.
Imri Mokhtar, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM said, “With this clean electricity, we will substantially reduce the impact our data centres have on the environment while continuing to enable our customers, from large enterprises, the public sector or global hyperscalers, to enjoy the convenience, stability and security of our data centre services.
“For our data centre customers who are conscious of the green efforts in their business operations, GET fulfils this need, enabling them to deliver their products and services in a greener manner to their end customers. This green initiative by TM will provide a total energy saving of 27 million kWh per year, which is equivalent to a total carbon emission of 19,134 metric tons,” he added. “To put that into perspective, this is comparable to the amount of electricity used at 3,476 homes for a year, or 9.7 million litres of petrol consumed by the average automobile.”
The adoption of GET is the latest among the Group’s various initiatives under the Environmental pillar of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitment.
In promoting sustainability, the group says it remains steadfast in its ESG commitments and will progressively cut down emissions by 30% in 2024, 45% by 2030 and achieve Net-Zero emission by 2050.