Bharti Airtel has commissioned a 14 MWp solar power plant to meet the energy requirements of its core and edge data centres in Uttar Pradesh.
The facility in Tilhar (Shahjahanpur, U.P.) is the first of the two solar plants being set up by Airtel in partnership with AMP Energy.
The second solar power plant at Begampur is expected to go LIVE in the next quarter. Airtel had acquired 26 percent stake in AMP Solar Evolution as part of its commitment to green energy-based solutions.
Nxtra by Airtel currently operates 10 large and 120 edge data centres across India. Airtel aims to meet over 50 percent of its power input through renewable energy sources during FY 2022 and contribute to Airtel’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, said Rajesh Tapadia, CEO of Nxtra Data.
Airtel has achieved an average Carbon Emission reduction (CO2 /PB) of ~114 percent in financial year 2020 from the base year 2011-12 against Department of Telecom’s target of 30 percent.