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DigitalBridge's Scala signs up 1,600 GWh of clean energy for data centre operations

The deal, valued at 250mn reais (US$48.5mn), comes as data centres across the world continue to increase their renewable power sources in order to become carbon neutral between 2030 and 2040.

By João Marques Lima

Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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July 28, 2021 | 12:00 AM BST

DigitalBridge’s (NYSE:DBRG) Scala Data Centers has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with private energy producer Engie Brasil Energia whereby the power company will supply more than 1,600 GWh of clean energy by 2033 to the data centre operator.

Scala Data Centers is a Brazilian data centre operator with three working facilities in São Paulo and one under construction. The company has also plans to build two more centres outside of São Paulo, and with its owner DigitalBridge, is in the process of acquiring new data centre locations in Mexico, Chile and Colombia which are expected to be functioning by 2022/23.

Marcos Peigo, co-founder and CEO of Scala, said: “We focus on strategic partnerships that can scale and maintain our operation with the lowest possible environmental impact, without giving up the high quality and competitiveness that are recognized differentials of our company.

“Our commitment is to deliver value through a robust data centre operation that respects and preserves the environment. In this sense, we are happy and proud of Scala’s alignment with the agenda established by major global companies in the segment. And we hope that our leading role can inspire other Latin American companies to follow the same path.”

Eduardo Sattamini, CEO of ENGIE Brasil Energia, added: “Offering solutions to decarbonise our customers’ operations is in line with ENGIE’s purpose of acting to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral society.

“Our partnership with Scala demonstrates the importance of sustainability as an added value for business prosperity, in harmony with the future of people and the planet.”

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