ePLDT taps MPower for data centers’ RE supply

Richmond Mercurio - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — ePLDT has tapped MPower, the local retail electricity supply arm of Meralco, for the renewable energy supply of the group’s data centers in the country.

ePLDT said it is firm in its move toward sustainability and reducing carbon emissions in its data centers through the use of clean energy.

Through the partnership, MPower will provide renewable energy for a significant portion of the total consumption for each of ePLDT’s VITRO data center.

ePLDT said the deal  would be the largest renewable energy supply MPower would provide to a commercial data center operator.

The use of renewable energy supply will initially be rolled out in six of ePLDT’s 10 VITRO data centers.

Incorporating renewable energy in the energy mix of ePLDT VITRO data centers is part of the company’s strategic roadmap, which involves putting sustainability at the core of its design and operations.

“Aside from providing superior network and infrastructure services, it is also important for us at PLDT Enterprise to operate our facilities efficiently and sustainably,” said Jojo Gendrano, first vice president and head of PLDT Enterprise core business solutions.

“Through the use of RE, we will be able to decarbonize our data centers and at the same time support the sustainability commitments of both local enterprises and the global hyperscaler market,” Gendrano said.

MPower’s renewable energy supply is seen helping decarbonize ePLDT’s VITRO data centers in line with the PLDT group’s sustainability roadmap and in support of the carbon neutrality commitments of hyperscaler companies.



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