WHAUP and Supernap Celebrate the Grand Opening of Solar Power

Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanchai (Center), former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, graciously presided over the grand opening of the Solar Farm owned by SUPERNAP (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Joining the opening event were Mr. Somkiat Masunthasuwun (Left), Chief Executive Officer of WHA Utilities and Power Plc (WHAUP), and Mr. Yap Jin Yi (Right), Chief Executive Officer of SUPERNAP (Thailand) Co., Ltd.


WHA Utilities and Power Plc (WHAUP) today inaugurated the Solar Farm of SUPERNAP (Thailand) Co., Ltd., generating 1.095 megawatts of electricity. This project emphasizes WHAUP’s innovation leadership for data center systems using renewable energy. WHAUP CEO, Mr Somkiat Masunthasuwun, said the Solar Farm will help reduce electricity costs significantly throughout its 25-year life span 


Mr. Somkiat Masunthasuwun, Chief Executive Officer of WHA Utilities and Power Plc (WHAUP), announced that today (14 Dec 2022) WHAUP and SUPERNAP (Thailand), the only Tier-IV data center colocation and cloud services provider in Thailand, jointly opened SUPERNAP (Thailand)’s Solar Farm, which will generate power for the data center facility, the most advanced technology in Thailand and in Southeast Asia. The Solar Farm has a capacity of 1.095 MW. Located in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), it can link up with cable networks across Thailand.


“SUPERNAP (Thailand) is the Tier-IV data center colocation and cloud services provider with the most advanced technology in Thailand and in Southeast Asia. It is driven by the demand in Asia Pacific for purpose-built data centers that can guarantee performance, availability, and disaster risk reduction. The growth of data and applications in the region derives from the need to stay closer to businesses and consumers to improve customer experience while using Cloud, AI, IoT and BIG Data. SUPERNAP (Thailand) delivers higher service capabilities than any data center in Southeast Asia. Having SUPERNAP (Thailand) as our solar power customer reinforces WHAUP’s expertise and reputation as one of the leading service providers of solar power systems in Thailand,” said Mr. Somkiat.


SUPERNAP (Thailand)’s data center is the only hyperscale colocation and cloud data center using renewable energy. It will contribute to the development of the green digital infrastructure of the region, supporting the national strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as lowering the carbon footprint of its clients.


Mr. Yap Jin Yi, Chief Executive Officer of SUPERNAP (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said the official opening of the Solar Farm illustrates the company’s commitment to reduce energy consumption by providing renewable energy to support its clients in achieving their sustainable development goals. The solar power system will serve rising energy consumption for the data center in the long term. The digital infrastructure facility can facilitate electricity up to 33 kilowatts per cabinet.


Furthermore, the Solar Farm will drive the company to achieve its goal to lower energy consumption from non-sustainable resources and conserve the environment. It will also help SUPERNAP (Thailand) optimize energy costs throughout the system’s 25-year life span while offsetting 18,250 tons of CO2 emissions, in line with its policies to protect the planet and reduce global warming and greenhouse effects.

“WHAUP has been chosen to install the solar power system at SUPERNAP because of its expertise in engineering and safety and its solid experience in the installation of solar power systems. We are confident in the potentiality and professionalism of the company,” he added.

“Through a power purchase agreement, the installation of the solar panel system on ground, or Solar Farm, illustrates the successful collaboration between SUPERNAP (Thailand) and WHAUP to jointly develop the project and reinforce our determination to be the leader in providing renewable energy and developing energy innovation. The company will continue to invest in the solar power business along with the development of technology. New innovations will be implemented to drive forward the group’s industry to grow as expected,” concluded Mr. Somkiat.