Western Digital to work with TNB unit for renewable energy in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Western Digital will work with TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd, a unit of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), to incorporate renewable energy (RE) into its operations in Malaysia.

  Both parties have signed the Corporate Green Power Agreement (CGPA) under the Corporate Green Power Program (CGPP).

  "This collaboration with TNB is an important milestone for Western Digital to help achieve our ambitious target of running our global operations at 100 per cent RE by 2030 and further reinforces our company's core commitment to sustainability," said Datuk Bock Kim Lee, senior vice president, Global Flash Backend Operations, Western Digital. 

  He said that this is the company's first long-term green energy partnership in Malaysia and that it represents a significant step towards meeting Western Digital's sustainability targets.  

  Under the CGPA, Western Digital will acquire RE from TNB Renewables, which is focused on developing and owning the RE plant locally and in Southeast Asia. 

  The new solar power generation facility will be built for Western Digital's consumption in Kedah. 

  This would be deployed to three Western Digital operations sites in Malaysia, including SanDisk Storage Malaysia (SDSM), WD Media Penang, and WD Media Johor, fulfilling 25 per cent of the company's overall energy requirement in the country.  

  Western Digital's participation in the CGPP programme in Malaysia adds to the company's ongoing efforts to drive renewable energy implementations at its local sites, it said.

  Globally, Western Digital has also signed long-term RE contracts in the US and the Philippines, among other countries.

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