SK텔레콤, 한국전력공사와 ‘녹색프리미엄’ 계약 체결
분당·성수 ICT 인프라센터에 재생에너지로 생산된 ‘녹색 전기
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SK Telecom signs a “green premium” contract with Korea Electric Power Corporation
'Green electricity produced by renewable energy at the Bundang-Seongsu ICT Infrastructure Center
[The story of the case / Reporter Park Yeon-pa] = “Green electricity” produced by renewable energy flows to SK Telecom’s Bundang and Seongsu ICT infrastructure centers.
On the 22nd, SK Telecom (CEO Park Jung-ho) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (CEO Jong-gap Kim) announced on the 22nd that they have signed a “green premium” contract for certification of the use of renewable energy power of 44.6 GWh per year.
Through this contract, the renewable energy that SKT receives from KEPCO is equivalent to the annual consumption of about 16,000 households (based on Seoul electricity consumption statistics in 2019).
SKT plans to use the secured power at the Bundang and Seongsu ICT Infrastructure Centers and gradually expand the targets for applying the “Green Premium”.
The'Green Premium' is a system in which companies pay an additional fee (premium) to KEPCO in order to be recognized for the use of electricity produced by solar and wind power renewable energy, and a certificate of renewable energy use is issued for that amount.
This system is meaningful in that it complements the aspect that companies cannot separately purchase electricity produced by KEPCO as renewable energy, and contributes to the spread of renewable energy by contributing related profits to the Korea Energy Agency.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and KEPCO implemented a new “Green Premium” system in 2021 so that domestic companies can certify the use of renewable energy in accordance with the global eco-friendly stance and prove that they have implemented the “RE100” (Renewable Energy 100%).
'RE100' is a global campaign in which companies that decided to replace 100% of the electricity required for business activities with renewable energy before 2050 participate.
In November 2020, SKT announced the first in Korea to join the “RE100” with SK Corp. and SK Hynix affiliates, and through this “green premium” contract, the implementation of the “RE100” was in full swing.
SKT accelerates ESG management that contributes to enhancing energy efficiency by mobilizing its own ICT capabilities. It is planning to take the lead in protecting the environment by gradually increasing the use of renewable energy in communication infrastructure in the long term, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by optimizing power use by expanding the AI-based base station traffic management solution.
Yoon Pung-young, head of SK Telecom's Corporate 1 Center, said, "We will contribute to reducing GHG emissions through the use of renewable energy and accelerate ESG management by applying eco-friendly ICT technology to in-house infrastructure."
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