Princeton Digital Group Partners with Tata Power Renewable Energy for 48 MW Green Power Supply to Mumbai Data Center

MU1 data center in Airoli Navi Mumbai

Princeton Digital Group (PDG), one of Asia’s leading data center providers, has announced a groundbreaking partnership with Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), one of India’s largest renewable energy companies. The collaboration entails a renewable Power Consumption Agreement (PCA) that will supply PDG’s MU1 data center in Airoli, Mumbai with power generated by a solar project located in the Nanded district of Maharashtra.


The project, which is a captive development with investment from both companies, marks an important milestone for PDG’s sustainability initiatives. The solar facility will provide the MU1 data center with its first phase of renewable energy, with generation set to commence on June 1, 2023. This long-term agreement positions PDG to make significant progress towards digital decarbonization by powering its data center with up to 50% renewable energy.

Vipin Shirsat, Managing Director of PDG India, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, highlighting the unprecedented growth in digital infrastructure in India and the opportunity to prioritize sustainability. By substituting a substantial portion of conventional energy with renewable energy, PDG aims to offer world-class sustainable data center services to its customers. The company is committed to achieving Net Zero for its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030.

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Sustainability is a key focus for PDG, driving their environmental strategy, which includes procuring renewable energy, improving energy and resource efficiency, implementing green design and construction practices, and investing in technology and innovation. As a multi-country operator in Asia, PDG is actively collaborating with leading renewable energy companies to transition its portfolio of data centers from traditional power sources to low or zero carbon options.

Ashwinikumar Patil, Chief – O&M & CSR of Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited and CEO of WREL, expressed excitement about the partnership and reaffirmed their mission of providing reliable green energy solutions to commercial and industrial customers. This collaboration will enable PDG to reduce its carbon footprint and adopt renewable energy solutions for its MU1 data center.

In December 2022, PDG launched the first phase of its MU1 data center, boasting 48 MW of critical IT capacity across two buildings. The facility has achieved several notable certifications, including the prestigious IGBC Platinum certification for being a green data center and the Uptime Tier III certification for its reliability. Additionally, the facility was recognized with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) 2023 Gold Award for its exceptional health and safety performance.

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The partnership between PDG and Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited signifies a significant step towards a greener and more sustainable future for the data center industry. By leveraging renewable energy sources, PDG aims to meet the growing demand for digital infrastructure while reducing its environmental impact, setting an example for other companies in the sector.

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