Hi­tachi Sun­way’s wish on power tar­iff

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

PETAL­ING JAYA: Hi­tachi Sun­way In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems Group CEO and di­rec­tor Cheah Kok Hoong, has urged the gov­ern­ment to re­clas­sify data cen­tres un­der the in­dus­trial tar­iff E for power sup­ply in a bid to re­duce costs.

He said en­ergy cost is the big­gest op­er­a­tion cost for a data cen­tre, mak­ing up as much as 40% of cost.

“With un­cer­tain­ties in terms of the cost of power, it makes it very dif­fi­cult for us to man­age our busi­ness with a strate­gic plan in place.

“We hope the gov­ern­ment will re­clas­sify data cen­tres un­der the in­dus­trial tar­iff E power sup­ply, which is the tar­iff cur­rently en­joyed by the man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try. This will not only ben­e­fit the in­dus­try but be a cat­a­lyst to the growth and ex­pan­sion of data rich star­tups and busi­nesses,” Cheah said in a statement.

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