NTT Ltd. has partnered with GSPARX, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) that focuses on offering renewable energy solutions.
NTT said its long-term environmental sustainability goals are in line with the Malaysian government’s vision to seek eco-friendly power sources such as solar energy.
The agreement will see GSPARX install a solar power panel system within NTT’s data centre campus, for its administrative buildings, to support NTT’s power requirements.
The company will begin with an initial 1020-kilowatts peak capacity, and NTT targets to expand up to a 6MW capacity through future phases of the project.
GSPARX will also build sheltered car parks which are equipped with solar panels at designated locations within NTT Cyberjaya’s premise.
Construction is expected to commence in Q1 2021, and the solar installations will be fully operational by Q3 of 2021, according to the company.
“We are proud to be partnering with NTT in line with their aspirations for finding sustainable solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges of our times,” said Datuk Ir. Megat Jalaluddin Bin Megat Hassan, the Chief Retail Officer of TNB.
“Not only is shifting to solar energy an environmentally friendly move, but it is also important for global companies like NTT to have an alternate energy source to spur future business growth.
“Through GSPARX, TNB is here to offer high-quality solar solutions that comply with international standards so that partners like NTT are able to enjoy renewable energy and realize their sustainability goals.”
NTT expects to reduce its carbon footprint of up to 921 metric tons per year.
“NTT is one of 17 UN Global Goals Business Avengers, with a focus on sustainable cities and communities,” said Png Kim Meng, CEO – ASEAN at NTT Ltd.
“We believe that technology holds the key to solving some of the world’s biggest problems. We’re constantly finding ways to use technology to minimize the impact of disruption on the world’s cities and communities.
“Therefore, the partnership with TNB is a crucial component of attaining this goal and ensuring that we create a more sustainable future for all.”
Henrick Choo, CEO – Malaysia at NTT Ltd. said, “Our shift to solar power brings us a step closer towards addressing corporate environmental sustainability concerns to reduce carbon footprint and CO2 emission.
“With additional solar capacity, NTT will be ready to respond to the growing demands of its campus’ administrative needs that are powered by solar energy.
“We are proud to be the first global foreign ICT company to collaborate with TNB on this green project. We are very excited as this initiative has come in a very timely manner, as the new Cyberjaya 5 Data Centre is scheduled to be available early this year.”