Airtel to buy 23,000 MWh of renewable energy for 6 Nxtra data centres
The purchase will be made through an open access route where Airtel will acquire a stake in the project company of Continuum Green, which will supply green power from solar and wind power projects to its Edge data centers in Madhya Pradesh. Airtel has also entered into a similar stake purchase agreement with the project company Vibrant Energy to supply solar power to its Edge data center in Vijaywada.
“Nxtra is committed to becoming a Net Zero Company by 2031. We believe that India’s growth will be mirrored by its data center industry growth in the coming years and are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and lead the Green Data Center infrastructure revolution in the country,” said Ashish Arora, CEO of Nxtra by Airtel. Nxtra by Airtel has committed to reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its operations by 100 percent. The company offers data centers across more than 120 locations to leading enterprises, hyperscalers, start-ups, SMEs and governments. The company will invest Rs 5,000 crore to double its existing capacity to over 400 MW in the next few years.