AirTrunk and CLP Power announce the largest corporate renewable energy certificate procurement in Hong Kong for Microsoft

Second collaboration between AirTrunk, CLP Power and Microsoft to facilitate local renewable energy development

Hong Kong, 22 April 2024 – Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) hyperscale data centre specialist, AirTrunk, and Hong Kong’s major power utility, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) today announced the largest site-specific renewable energy certificate (REC) procurement in Hong Kong to support its customer, Microsoft’s goal of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2025. 

The renewable generation will come from 200+ megawatts (MW) of aggregated installed capacity of local solar sites across 17,000 locations in the New Territories of Hong Kong.  

This collaboration follows the hourly renewable energy solution that matches Microsoft’s data centre electricity consumption in Hong Kong with local renewable energy from the West New Territories (WENT) Landfill Gas Power Generation Units of CLP Power.  

AirTrunk Chief Customer & Innovation Officer Damien Spillane said: “As the region’s largest hyperscale data centre provider, we continue to identify opportunities to collaborate with customers and utility providers to support the sustainable growth of the cloud. This agreement reinforces that multiple stakeholder collaboration is neededto help decarbonise the industry. 

CLP Power Senior Director Customer Success and Experience, Lena Low said: “We are glad to see more corporate customers have committed to larger and longer RECs procurements, demonstrating their commitment to long-term sustainability and supporting local renewable energy development. Together with AirTrunk, we are pleased to support Microsoft to achieve their renewable energy goals. CLP Power will continue to work with our business customers to help them save energy and minimise their carbon footprint in support of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s long-term decarbonisation goal.” 

Microsoft General Manager Renewable and Carbon Free Energy, Adrian Anderson said: “By leveraging the capabilities of organisations like AirTrunk and CLP Power and their presence in the Hong Kong market, we are able to secure additional renewable supply in support of our goal to use 100% renewable energy by 2025. These types of collaborations are key as we continue to move toward meeting our renewable energy goals.”  

Across its 11 facilities in APJ, AirTrunk offers its customers renewable energy options to help meet their ambitious sustainability targets. More information about AirTrunk’s progress toward Net Zero by 2030 is shared in the company’s FY23 Sustainability Report 


About CLP Power Hong Kong Limited 

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) is the Hong Kong utility subsidiary wholly owned by CLP Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia. CLP Power operates a vertically integrated electricity supply business in Hong Kong, and provides a highly reliable supply of electricity and excellent customer services to more than six million people in its supply area.  

Representatives of AirTrunk and Microsoft receiving the Renewable Energy Certificate from  CLP Power. 

Left to Right: K.O. Wong, Deputy Director, Business Sales, CLP Power; Joscha Schmitz, Head of Energy and Climate, AirTrunk; Damien Spillane, Chief Customer & Innovation Officer, AirTrunk; Noelle Walsh, Corporate Vice President, Cloud Operations & Innovation, Microsoft; Michael Hughes, Vice President, Cloud Operations & Innovation APAC, Microsoft; Lena Low, Senior Director, Customer Success & Experience, CLP Power; Dr Anthony Lo, Director, Customer Success and Sales, CLP Power; and Hans Gunawan, Head of Customer Success, AirTrunk.