Tata Power and Princeton Digital Sign Deal for Solar Energy for 48 MW Data Center

Tata Power and Princeton Digital Sign Deal for Solar Energy for 48 MW Data Center

Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), one of India’s largest renewable energy companies, has signed a 25-year renewable Power Consumption Agreement (PCA) with Princeton Digital Group (PDG), Asia’s leading data center provider. 

The deal will provide PDG’s MU1 data center in Airoli, Mumbai, with solar power generated by a captive project in Nanded district, Maharashtra.

Princeton Digital Group (PDG), a Singapore-based Asian data center provider, announced today that it had signed a renewable power consumption agreement (PCA) with an arm of Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), one of India’s largest renewable energy companies.

The project, which involved investment from both companies, started generating power in stages on June 1, 2023. It will enable PDG to reduce its carbon footprint and adopt renewable energy solutions for its data center, which has a critical IT capacity of 48 MW across two buildings.

“The long-term [25-year] agreement will enable PDG to take a meaningful step towards digital decarbonization by establishing a roadmap for its MU1 data center to be powered with up to 50% renewable energy,” stated PDG.

PDG is committed to achieving Net Zero for its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030.

Vipin Shirsat, Managing Director of PDG India, said that the agreement with Tata Power will help PDG offer world-class sustainable data center services to its customers by substituting a substantial part of conventional energy with renewable energy.

He added that the partnership is a testament to PDG’s commitment to working towards sustainability as cloud and digital adoption continue to surge in India.

Ashwini Kumar Patil, Chief – O&M & CSR of Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited and CEO of WREL, said that they are excited to announce their association with PDG and reaffirmed their mission of offering reliable green energy solutions to commercial and industrial customers.

He said that TPREL is committed to making sustainable energy attainable via such industry collaborations.

PDG’s MU1 data center debuted in December of last year. The data center spans two buildings and provides 48 MW of critical IT capacity.

TPREL’s total renewable utility capacity is 6,788 MW as of June 9, 2023, with 2,871 MW of projects in various stages of implementation and an operational capacity of 3,917 MW (2,989 MW solar and 928 MW wind).

The company’s solar EPC portfolio currently includes over 11.5GWp of ground-mount utility-scale systems, over 1.6GW of rooftop and distributed ground-mounted systems, and over 97,000 solar water pumps.