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NTT Partners with TNB’s GSPARX to Enable a Low Carbon Future
January 12, 2021 News


NTT Ltd., a leading global technology services company, has partnered with GSPARX, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), which focuses on offering renewable energy solutions that can support a common low carbon future. NTT’s long-term environmental sustainability goals are in line with the Malaysian government’s vision to seek eco-friendly power sources such as solar energy.

The agreement will see GSPARX install a solar power panel system within NTT’s data centre campus, for its administrative buildings, to support NTT’s power requirements. Starting with an initial 1020-kilowatts peak capacity, NTT targets to expand up to a 6-megawatt capacity through future phases of the project. GSPARX will also build sheltered car parks which are equipped with solar panels at designated locations within NTT Cyberjaya’s premise.

Construction is expected to commence in Q1 2021, and the solar installations will be fully operational by Q3 of 2021. NTT expects to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 921 metric tons per year in line with its green initiative to promote the generation and utilisation of sustainable energy. Eventually, it will expand to operate at a larger scale, further reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

“We are proud to be partnering with NTT in line with their aspirations for finding sustainable solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges of our times. Not only is shifting to solar energy an environmentally friendly move, it is also important for global companies like NTT to have an alternate energy source to spur future business growth. Through GSPARX, TNB is here to offer high quality solar solutions that comply with international standards so that partners like NTT are able to enjoy renewable energy and realise their sustainability goals,” said Datuk Ir. Megat Jalaluddin Bin Megat Hassan, the Chief Retail Officer of TNB.

“NTT is one of 17 UN Global Goals Business Avengers, with a focus on sustainable cities and communities. We believe that technology holds the key to solving some of the world’s biggest problems. We’re constantly finding ways to use technology to minimise the impact of disruption on the world’s cities and communities. Therefore, the partnership with TNB is a crucial component of attaining this goal and ensuring that we create a more sustainable future for all,” comments Png Kim Meng, CEO – ASEAN at NTT Ltd.

The collaboration will see NTT decrease its fossil fuel consumption, thus reducing the carbon footprint of its business operations. Typically, a reduction in carbon footprint entails switching to sustainable and clean energy, consuming less electricity and favouring more energy-saving measures. This decreases the amount of fossil fuels used to generate electricity, thus limiting overall carbon emissions. In this case, 921 metric tons is translated to approximately 199 cars taken off the road or 15,234 trees grown. In the long run, these numbers will be multiplied. Currently, electricity accounts for a significant share of NTT’s overall CO2 emissions. This is especially relevant in Malaysia where NTT continues to expand its Data Center business.

“Our shift to solar power brings us a step closer towards addressing corporate environmental sustainability concerns to reduce carbon footprint and CO2 emission. With additional solar capacity, NTT will be ready to respond to growing demands of its campus’ administrative needs that are powered by solar energy. We are proud to be the first global foreign ICT company to collaborate with TNB on this green project. We are very excited as this initiative has come in a very timely manner, as the new Cyberjaya 5 Data Center is scheduled to be available early this year,” says Henrick Choo, CEO – Malaysia at NTT Ltd.

This partnership with GSPARX and TNB is a welcome collaboration as the world continues to embrace greener electricity generation. NTT remains firmly committed to building a low carbon future through the use of solar energy. We will continue to pioneer remarkable new ways to drive sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.