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09-May-2017
SSE Airtricity helps Keppel DC Dublin 1 to go green


SSE Airtricity has inked a deal with KDCR (Ireland) Limited, a wholly-owned entity of Keppel DC REIT, the first pure-play data centre real estate investment trust (REIT) listed in Asia, to switch the energy supply at Keppel DC Dublin 1 (KDC DUB 1) data centre in Citywest to 100% renewable power. The green energy switch is part of KDC DUB 1’s efforts to minimise its carbon footprint.

Mr David O’Byrne, Industrial & Commercial Sales Manager, SSE Airtricity, said, “As Ireland’s largest provider of 100% renewable energy, SSE Airtricity knows the importance of partnering with customers who share our commitment towards providing cleaner energy for now and for future generations to come. We’re proud that KDCR (Ireland) Limited has chosen SSE Airtricity to provide reliable and secure green energy to the KDC DUB 1 data centre.”

Mr Gary Watson, General Manager of KDC DUB 1, remarked, “Environmental consciousness and energy efficiency are ranking higher on the checklist for data centre clients, and we are committed to conduct our business in an environmentally-benign manner. We are confident that KDC DUB 1, with its greener footprint, as well as high resiliency and low latency connectivity, will meet the needs of clients seeking quality and sustainable data centres.”

KDC DUB 1 is a highly available and secure data centre located at Citywest Business Campus in South Dublin. The 68,118 square feet facility houses computer servers and networking equipment for use by international blue chip companies and internet enterprises.

Data centres are typically energy intensive due to the high power requirements of on-site IT equipment and the supporting cooling infrastructure required to maintain stable temperature, humidity and other environmental conditions for optimal equipment functioning.

By switching the projected annual energy demand at KDC DUB 1 to 100% renewable energy supply, KDCR (Ireland) Limited will be able to reduce in excess of 11,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year*.

 

* Carbon dioxide savings quoted based on latest published All-Island Average CO2 Emissions of 0.393t/MWh for 2015, Commission for Energy Regulation, July 2016. 


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For more information, please contact:

SSE Airtricity

Grace Milton
Edelman
Tel: +353 (1) 678 9333
Email: grace.milton@edelman.com

Greg Acton
Corporate Communications
SSE Airtricity
Tel: +353 (1) 655 6524
Email: greg.acton@sse.com

   

Keppel Group

 

Media
Kevin Ho (Mr)
Senior Executive
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Tel: (65) 6413 6581
Email: kevin.ho@kepcorp.com
Investor Relations
Liang Huihui (Ms)
Assistant Manager
Investor Relations
Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd.
Tel: (65) 6803 1649
Email: huihui.liang@kepcapital.com


About SSE Airtricity

SSE Airtricity is the second largest energy provider on the island of Ireland, supplying greener electricity and natural gas to around 800,000 homes and businesses, or 20 per cent of Ireland's total combined gas and electricity markets. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SSE plc, a FTSE Top 35-listed company and the broadest based energy utility on the London Stock Exchange.

SSE is the third largest energy generator in Ireland's all-island Single Electricity Market (SEM). The company owns and operates over 26 wind farms in Ireland, generating 580MW, making it the largest wind energy generator in the SEM. Through its ongoing investments in renewable energy generation, SSE has significantly contributed to the ongoing reduction in the carbon intensity of electricity generated in Ireland.

SSE Airtricity is proud to be Ireland's largest provider of 100 per cent renewable energy to Irish businesses. In addition to the renewable energy offtake from SSE plc's fleet of wind farms, SSE Airtricity also has Power Purchase Agreements in place with third party renewable generators for over 300MW of wind and solar sourced power on the island.


About Keppel DC REIT (www.keppeldcreit.com)

Listed on 12 December 2014, Keppel DC REIT is the first pure-play data centre REIT listed in Asia and on the Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST).

Keppel DC REIT's investment strategy is to principally invest, directly or indirectly, in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate assets which are used primarily for data centre purposes, as well as real estate related assets, with an initial focus on Asia Pacific and Europe.

As at 31 December 2016, the portfolio comprises 11 data centres strategically located in key data centre hubs. With an aggregate lettable area of approximately 843,084 sq ft, the portfolio spans nine cities in seven countries in Asia Pacific and Europe.

Keppel DC REIT's data centre properties in Asia Pacific include Keppel DC Singapore 1 (formerly known as S25) and Keppel DC Singapore 2 (formerly known as T25) in Singapore; Basis Bay Data Centre in Cyberjaya, Malaysia; Intellicentre 2 and Gore Hill Data Centre in Sydney, Australia; and iseek Data Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

In Europe, Keppel DC REIT owns GV7 Data Centre in London, United Kingdom; Cardiff Data Centre in Cardiff, United Kingdom; Keppel DC Dublin 1 (formerly known as Citadel 100 Data Centre) in Dublin, Ireland; Milan Data Centre in Milan, Italy; and Almere Data Centre in Almere, the Netherlands. The portfolio excluded the REIT's forward purchase of maincubes Data Centre which is under construction by the vendor in Offenbach am Main, Germany, and Keppel DC Singapore 3 (formerly known as T27) which was pending legal completion as at 31 December 2016. The acquisition of Keppel DC Singapore 3 was recently completed on 20 January 2017.

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T), the Sponsor of the REIT, has also granted Rights of First Refusal (ROFR) to the REIT for future acquisition opportunities of its data centre assets.

The REIT is managed by Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd.. Keppel Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Keppel Capital) has a 50% interest in the Manager, with the remaining interest held by Keppel T&T. Keppel Capital is a premier asset manager in Asia with assets under management of approximately $25 billion in real estate, infrastructure and data centre properties in key global markets.

The Manager's key objectives are to provide the REIT's Unitholders with regular and stable distributions, as well as achieve long-term growth while maintaining an optimal capital structure.

 

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