Jakarta – A company that provides data centers and network services for international businesses has received Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) from PT PLN (Persero). The three Princeton Digital Group (PDG) data centers in Jakarta, Bandung and Pekanbaru pocket the REC from the electricity generated from the Kamojang geothermal project.
Managing Director, PDG Indonesia, Stephanus Tumbelaka in a written statement said that “REC offsets our data center carbon footprint and is part of the company’s strategy in which all data centers are powered by renewable energy by 2030”. PDG has 20 data centers operating in five countries.
He said, the renewable energy certificate is proof of responsibility for the environment and the company’s commitment to building digital infrastructure that is sustainable and supports environmental sustainability goals in Indonesia.
PLN’s REC certificate is given to companies that support and promote clean energy use programs in Indonesia, and is a form of cooperation with Indonesia’s Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA). The certificate is internationally recognized and meets the RE-100 Best Practice Guidelines and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) standards.
“Through the REC, PLN supports customers in supporting their sustainable business and invites customers together with the government to achieve the Net Zero Emission target by 2060,” said Doddy Pangaribuan, General Manager of PLN’s Jakarta Raya Main Distribution Unit.
REC, one of PLN’s green product innovations to make it easier for customers to get recognition for the use of renewable energy sources that are transparent, accountable and internationally recognized. PLN uses APX TIGRs, which is located in California, United States, as one of its international registries to issue and track the Renewable Energy Certificates that it issues to renewable energy generators in Indonesia. This allows the certificates to be tracked and traded internationally, providing greater flexibility and liquidity in the market for renewable energy certificates. (Hartatik)