Hitachi Sunway’s wish on power tariff
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.