Andhra Pradesh government, along with Adani Group, will develop hyper-scale data center market in the state, positioning it as the east coast data center hub for India and South East Asia.
The Andhra Pradesh government, on Wednesday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Adani Group to build data center parks in and around Visakhapatnam over the next 20 years.
The ambitious project, with a staggering investment of Rs 70,000 crore, would be a first-of-its-kind 100 per cent renewable energy powered project in the world, officials said. Adani will set up 5 gigawatts solar parks to power these proposed data centres, reported The Indian Express.
The state government, along with Adani Group, will develop the hyper-scale data center market in the state, positioning Andhra Pradesh as the east coast data center hub for India and South East Asia, they said. It will also be integrated with a cable landing station that will take advantage of the state’s long coastline to help provide the needed global connectivity and redundancy that the country needs to manage its exponential growth of data.
Adani forays into digital infrastructure sector
In line with the state government’s IT policy and focus on promoting data centers, cloud infrastructure, and allied technology industries as well as renewable energy, the Adani Group will support the development of the digital and energy infrastructure in the state by investing over Rs 70, 000 crore over a period of 20 years, which in turn is expected to create an excess of 100,000 direct and indirect jobs across the state.
The parks shall be developed across three different campuses, with each campus offering complementing value and together providing required redundancy and reliability to Data Center operators. The Data Center parks will be powered with 100 per cent renewable energy that will be generated within Andhra Pradesh, thereby accelerating the renewable target goals put forward by the state.
The move also marks the Adani Group’s foray into the digital infrastructure sector that is now of significant national importance. Critically, it leverages the Adani Group’s vast experience in full stack energy management (renewable, baseload, transmission, and distribution) and strong project execution thereby making it uniquely qualified to deliver a practical 100 per cent renewable data center infrastructure with a world-class power usage effectiveness (PUE).