Conditions for data centre applications in S'pore insufficient, industry proposes own renewable energy grid

Data centres are intensive users of water and electricity. PHOTO: STANDARD CHARTERED
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SINGAPORE - The Republic has a "once in a lifetime" chance to become a global hub for data centres and other digital services as it is viewed favourably in areas such as regulation, governance and infrastructure at a time when demand is rising fast, Mr Wong Wai Meng, chairman of tech association SGTech, told The Straits Times on Monday (April 4).

The data centre industry has discussed coming together to build its own green power grid that produces and supplies renewable energy for data centres, Mr Wong said.

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