South Korean state-owned companies, including land developer Korea Land & Housing Corp. and Korea Data Center Council, an organization that promotes the local data center industry, have signed an agreement to build a data center park powered by green energy sources.
Green energy-based data center complex
According to Korea Herald, LH and KDCC will collaborate with local power generator Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power to build the green energy-based data center complex. W4tr data center park will utilize highly efficient energy technology and energy recycling systems.
Chang-Hum Byun, president of LH, said,
“LH is overcoming the economic recession [with] a paradigm shift in the domestic data industry. We will make active efforts to strengthen our global competitiveness. Not only for this green energy data center but also [for] the transition to an eco-friendly energy society by building digital and green energy infrastructure. We will do our best to lead and secure sustainable urban competitiveness.”
The planned 90,000 sq m data center park will consist of three clusters for data centers, renewable energy generation, and energy-related businesses. Along with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), a City Business Agreement was also signed with KHNP to provide energy to other data centers and use that as a model for future business districts created by LH.