STT GDC India to Buy Renewable Energy From O2 Power Under Open Access

Firm plans to operate carbon-neutral data centers by 2030


ST Telemedia Global Data Centers India (STT GDC India) said it will buy power through open access under the captive mode from O2 Power, a subsidiary of O2 Energy SG.

The company will use the power for running its data centers in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

O2 Power will supply renewable energy from its wind-solar hybrid project of 201.1 MW in Karnataka.

STT GDC India said it is committed to operating carbon-neutral data centers by 2030.

Having pledged carbon-neutral data center operations by 2030, STT GDC India has achieved roughly 36% renewable usage across its businesses and is working towards increasing this to about 60% over the next 4 years.

The company said it expects to achieve a yearly reduction of over 380,000 tons of CO2 emissions by 2026 through cooperation with renewable energy suppliers and partners including O2 Power.

This carbon reduction is equivalent to eliminating almost 25,000 passenger cars from the roads in a single year.

Sumit Mukhija, CEO at STT GDC India, said, “From designing and constructing green buildings to tapping renewable energy and implementing innovative and efficient cooling technologies in our data centers, sustainability remains imperative as we grow and expand.”

Rakesh Garg, co-founder at O2 Power, said, “STT GDC India is a prestigious client in O2 Power’s growing C&I portfolio. This strengthens customer confidence in our execution and delivery capabilities.”

O2 Power is one of the growing renewable platforms in India with signed PPAs of about 2 GW in aggregate, and a commissioned 250 MW solar project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Recently, the Vedanta Group said it will source 600 MW of solar and 91 MW of hybrid renewable power through open access under the captive mode for its various operations across the country. The company disclosed it in a BSE filing.

In August 2022, O2 Power announced the acquisition of a solar project portfolio from Bengaluru-based solar panel maker Emmvee Photovoltaic Power. The two solar power projects to be acquired by O2 are based in Karnataka and Telangana.