TNB To Ensure Power Demand Met For GDS Data Centre In Nusajaya

Tenaga Nasional Berhad to provide high voltage electricity supply to GDS IDC Services first data centre campus in the country.

The collaboration was possible via an Electricity Supply Agreement (ESA) sealed in October 2022 which allows TNB to fulfil the power requirement of GDS’s data centre campus at the Nusajaya Tech Park in Johor Bahru.

The utlility provider has taken steps to enable the data centre to start operations in July 2023 through an interim supply of 16MW. Plans are underway to ensure the increased maximum demand of 85.5MW is delivered within 2023.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Indera Ir. Baharin Din said, through its provision of power supply, TNB is complementing the government’s foreign investment friendly policies to nurture a healthy data centre market and help the industry achieve its business objectives.

Speaking at the Signing Ceremony of the Supplemental Agreement said as the national utility corporation, TNB is fully
committed to delivering a timely and reliable electricity supply to the project within the agreed time frame.

In support of GDS’ aspiration of becoming the first data centre company to achieve carbon neutrality, with 100% use of renewable energy by 2030, TNB will extend its collaboration into the provision of smart energy solutions.” He added that this collaboration “is one of many initiatives that is accelerating the growth of the nation’s digital economy, which is further driven by the increased usage of cloud-based services, IoT, big data analytics and the rapid pace of digitalisation in the region.”

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