Nxtra by Airtel Joins RE100, Pledges to Become a 100% Renewable Energy Data Center Company

Nxtra by Airtel, one of India’s leading data centre companies, has joined the RE100 initiative, a flagship global program led by Climate Group in partnership with CDP, committing to sourcing 100% renewable electricity.

With this pledge, Nxtra becomes the only data centre organisation in India to join RE100 and the 14th Indian company to reach this milestone, highlighting its dedication to environmental sustainability and its goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2031.

The company has significantly increased its use of renewable energy, contracting 422,000 MWh of renewable energy to date. In the fiscal year 2023-24, Nxtra saved approximately 156,595 tCO2e emissions by sourcing renewable energy through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Captive Solar Rooftop Plants.

Ashish Arora, CEO of Nxtra by Airtel, stated, “We are an environmentally responsible brand and have been increasingly adopting clean energy alternatives. We are on a healthy trajectory towards achieving our net-zero goals for 2031 and are pleased to join the RE100 initiative with a commitment to 100% renewable electricity.”

Atul Mudaliar, Director of Systems Change – India, commented, “Despite being highly energy-intensive, data centres are often overlooked for their emissions. It is inspiring to see Nxtra taking the lead in adopting best practices to reduce their carbon footprint. Nxtra’s initiative to source renewable energy for their operations sets a fitting example for data centre companies to accelerate the journey to a cleaner future. We are delighted to welcome Nxtra by Airtel to RE100.”

Sustainability is at the core of Nxtra by Airtel’s operations, aligned with its mission to be ‘Responsible by Choice and Sustainable by Design.’ The company has implemented a multifaceted approach combining technological innovation, operational excellence, and comprehensive interventions to ensure efficiency and environmental sustainability. It has adopted various measures to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its operations, aiming to become net-zero by FY2031.

Nxtra by Airtel operates the largest network of data centres in India, with 12 large and 120 edge data centres across the country.

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