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Bharti Airtel aims to meet 50% power needs at data centres with solar energy

Bharti Airtel aims to meet 50% power needs at data centres with solar energy

Bharti Airtel aims to meet 50% power needs at data centres with solar energy

Bharti Airtel aims to meet 50% power needs at data centres with solar energy – As a part of its mission to quickly grow its green energy footprint, Bharti Airtel has commissioned a 14 MWp captive solar energy plant to satisfy the energy necessities of its core and advanced data centres in Uttar Pradesh. The telecommunication major confirmed that it aims to satisfy over 50% of its power input through renewable energy sources by FY22, and contribute to Airtel’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

The facility in Tilhar (Shahjahanpur, UP) is that the 1st of the 2-star plants being established by Airtel in partnership with AMP Energy. The second plant at Begampur, is predicted to be practical within the next quarter.

Airtel had 26% equity stake in AMP star Evolution as a part of its commitment to green energy-based solutions.

The company defined that data centres, that play a key role within the digital scheme, have massive power necessities. ‘Nxtra by Airtel’ presently operates ten massive and 120 advanced data centres across India.

Rajesh Tapadia, business executive – Nxtra Data: “As an accountable company, green energy could be an important agenda for Airtel, as we are going to still accelerate our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint through multiple changes.”

Airtel mentioned the corporate is aligned to the Paris Climate Accord. It benchmarks against world standards and transparently publishes the progress it makes against the targets it’s set itself. the corporate is proactively implementing clean fuel-based power solutions for its towers, knowledge centres, change centers and alternative facilities. In FY20, the corporate has achieved a mean Carbon Emission reduction (CO2 /PB) of around 114% from the bottom year 2011-12 against Department of Telecom’s target of 30%.

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