NEC to establish new green data centers in Kanagawa and Kobe

In response to the growing demand for data centers, NEC Corp will establish two new green data centers that utilize 100% renewable energy. The “NEC Kanagawa Data Center: Phase 2 Building” is scheduled to open in the second half of 2023, and the “NEC Kobe Data Center: Phase 3 Building” is slated to begin operations in the first half of 2024.

In recent years, the data center market has experienced qualitative changes as demand has increased. Specifically, there is a need to achieve highly efficient electricity and to make use of renewable energy in order to realize a carbon-free society, and to ensure connectivity and security by accelerating the use of public cloud services in line with the promotion of DX by corporations and governments.

NEC has set a target for FY2030 to reduce greenhouse gas by 55% compared to FY2017, and the target has been validated at the SBT 1.5°C level from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

In order to contribute to the achievement of this goal, as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by customers, NEC will establish two new green data centers that utilize 100% renewable energy.

In addition, in order to realize better services, NEC will continue to strengthen its data center business from three perspectives: “safety and security,” which supports disaster resistance and high security; “efficiency,” which includes energy savings; and “connectivity,” which enables connections to various cloud services.

Source: NEC

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