Supernap Thailand has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to build a solar plant next to its data center outside Bangkok.
The company has made a PPA with WHA Utilities & Power that will see WHA UP build a solar farm on Supernap-owned land. The installation will be carried out on a total area of 10,000 sqm (107,600 sq ft), representing an investment of about THB 30 million (~$886,000).
The power purchase agreement (PPA) includes engineering, procurement, and construction, as well as an energy storage system. The project, which is scheduled for completion in fall of this year, began early April.
“Our commitment to provide the best digital infrastructure is once again demonstrated with this initiative towards efficiency and sustainability. WHA UP has been chosen to install the solar power system at Supernap Thailandbecause of its expertise in engineering and safety and its solid experience in the installation of solar power systems,” said Sunita Bottse, CEO of Supernap Thailand.
WHAUP, a utilities and power service provider in Thailand, will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the system for 20 years.
“Having such a great company as our customer reinforces WHA UP’s position as a standard service provider of solar power systems,” said Niphon Bundechanan, CEO of WHA Utilities and Power.
Construction began on the Supernap Thailand facility in the province of Chonburi in 2016, with the facility opening in 2017. The facility is based on Switch Inc. data center designs in the US.
Set on 30 acres of land, at full build out the campus will have three buildings and six data halls totaling around 60MW.