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14 Apr 2023

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Digital Realty's New APAC Sustainability Projects Extend to Australia, Japan, Singapore

Digital Realty has signed a renewable electricity supply contract with Australian energy retailer Origin Energy, contracting for wind power capacity that will see its multi-tenant data center portfolio in Australia match energy demand with renewable sources from 2024. Digital Realty's data centers in Sydney will be matched with 100% renewable electricity in January 2024 and its data center in Melbourne will be matched with 60% renewable in 2024 and increasing to 100% from January 2026.

The company says its Digital uptake of renewable electricity in Australia is expected to reduce greenhouse emissions by up to 70,000 tonnes annually, contributing to Australia's 2030 Agenda for sustainable development efforts.

In Japan, MC Digital Realty, Digital Realty's joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation, will match the electricity used at the colocation data halls at its NRT10 and KIX11 data centers with 100% carbon-free and renewable energy through the purchase of FIT non-fossil certificates from MC Retail Energy.

Elsewhere in Asia Pacific, In support of Digital Realty's "Carbon Neutral Roadmap" for Singapore and as part of ongoing efforts to improve operational efficiency and optimize sustainability at its facilities, Digital Realty has also completed the installation of solar panels at its SIN11 data center in Singapore.

Renewable energy generated by the solar project will reduce use of grid power generated from non-renewable sources. This will help reduce demand for non-renewable electricity, avoiding more than 200 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the environment annually. A similar solar energy project is underway at Digital Realty's SIN12 data center and is expected to be completed in summer 2023.

Image from Digital Realty.

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