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AirTrunk and CLP Power announce innovative renewable energy solution in Hong Kong for Microsoft

AirTrunk and CLP Power announce innovative renewable energy solution in Hong Kong for Microsoft

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Asia-Pacific and Japan hyperscale data centre specialist, AirTrunk and Hong Kong’s major power utility, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power), have announced a renewable energy solution in Hong Kong that will match Microsoft’s data centre electricity consumption with local Renewable Energy certificates (RECs).

Under the agreement, AirTrunk will source hourly RECs from CLP Power to provide renewable energy matching at its HKG1 data centre for its customer, Microsoft, setting a number of industry benchmarks including:

  • One of the first-of-its-kind in the APJ region to feature hourly matching of renewable generation to data centre electricity consumption
  • The first RECs solution linked to an identifiable renewable energy project in Hong Kong
  • The biggest RECs agreement for a data centre since the launch of the CLP RECs programme in 2019

The solution will be directly linked to the West New Territories (WENT) Landfill Gas Power Generation Units of CLP Power, namely WE Station. WE Station is a renewable energy project making use of landfill gas, that is locally produced at the landfill site, for power generation and converting waste to energy.

“As we continue to power the cloud for the world’s largest technology companies, we need to manage our impact on grid stability, reliability and resilience, sustainably,” said AirTrunk Chief Technology Officer, Damien Spillane. “Hourly renewable supply and demand matching strategies, like this project with CLP Power and Microsoft, play an important role in laying the foundation for a fully decarbonised grid across the region, while setting new standards for climate action.”

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