Event report

Event: Data Center and Energy Efficiency

As one of the top-ranked data centre locations and a data centre hub in the Southeast Asian region, Singapore hosts 50 data centre service providers at 93 data centre sites. Demand is expected to remain high mainly due to Singapore's attractive qualities such as a network of 24 undersea cables linking it to a multitude of key locations worldwide, low risk of natural disasters, political stability, skilled workforce etc.

Approximately 7% of the total energy used in Singapore is from data centres, and by 2030, data centres will consume as much as 12 per cent of country’s total energy demand. The growing energy consumption of those data centres and its carbon emissions stresses the need to address the industry’s impact on the environment, taking into account its associated key challenges.

 

Key challenges:

  • Singapore’s land constraints also result in challenges in providing renewable energy supply for data centres.
  • Its hot tropical climate and high humidity, and impact on servers and IT equipment degradation and/or break downs, makes it even more reliable on air conditioning.
  • In 2019, the Singapore government imposed a moratorium on new data centres due to concerns over the industry’s carbon footprint. 

At the physical event, our speakers Thomas Baudlot, CEO at ENGIE South East Asia, Alexandre Menu, General Manager at LEGRAND South East Asia, Edmund Tan, Head of TMT Finance Asia at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, Michael Goh, General Manager at Asia IRON MOUNTAIN DATA CENTERS and Myriam Akhoun, Director, Sustainability Solutions at Asia Pacific, Engie Impact addressed these key challenges and demonstrated how innovative players are overcoming these constraints and what solutions are being put in place to reduce the carbon foot print linked to data centres.

Thank you to our speakers and our attendees for your participation!

 

 

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