Wiwynn (TWSE: 6669), an innovative cloud IT infrastructure provider, today announced the company have finalized the Renewable Power Purchase Agreement with Mr. Watt, the first renewable electricity retailer in Taiwan. This action marks Wiwynn as the first company in the information service industry to adopt renewable energy in Taiwan since the amendment of The Electricity Act.
Being heavily involved in the cloud data center solution industry, Wiwynn innovates continuously to improve the power efficiency and effectiveness of data center solutions. As many hyperscale data center providers aim at carbon neutral or 100 percent renewable energy, Wiwynn takes a step further by emphasizing the utilization of renewable energy and carbon reduction for its operations. Furthermore, not only did they receive an A- for Climate Change in Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the company started their green power procurement plan back in May, 2020.
“Going green has always been a common goal for the data center industry, where the operation of data centers are energy-intensive. It isn’t just critical competitiveness for Wiwynn, but also our commitment to corporate social responsibility for sustainable operation as a citizen of the earth,” said Emily Hong, CEO of Wiwynn Corp. “Our plan is, from 2021, to have at least 10 percent of the energy consumption replaced by renewable energy at the Taipei headquarters, and gradually increase this amount and ratio.”
”Companies nowadays value more about corporate sustainability, they started to apply sustainable approaches through economic, environmental and social factors,” said Kai Yi Lin, co-founder of Mr. Watt. “To remain competitive, corporates aim to improve their ranking on Climate Change in Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Renewable energy adoption is one of the most critical factors to achieve good scores. Mr. Watt launches several projects, which support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to assist companies to transit their energy usage into renewable energy sources.”
Wiwynn’s Renewable Power Purchase Agreement with Mr. Watt was based on an amendment made to the Electricity Act, which allows enterprise to directly purchase from an electricity retailing enterprise with the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Base on the Agreement, Mr.Watt will sell the solar energy generated in National Tainan Girl’s Senior High School to Wiwynn. The high school stepped out of the feed-in-tariff framework to realize this agreement, becoming the first of an educational faculty to sell renewable energy to an enterprise in Taiwan. This created a win-win situation for both Wiwynn and National Tainan Girl’s Senior High School, where the enterprise is able to “go green”, and the high school gaining educational value.
Wiwynn is an innovative cloud IT infrastructure provider of high quality computing and storage products, plus rack solutions for leading data centers. We aggressively invest in next generation technologies for workload optimization and best TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). As an OCP (Open Compute Project) solution provider and platinum member, Wiwynn actively participates in advanced computing and storage system designs while constantly implementing the benefits of OCP into traditional data centers.
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