NTT, NTT Anode Energy, NEC and NEC Platforms are partnering on multiple fronts to promote the decarbonation of society. The effort reinforces how some IT companies and energy companies are connecting the dots between information technology and sustainability.
According the joint announcement, which surfaced in Japan:
- The Anode Energy business will provide 100% renewable energy to the NEC Platforms Fukushima Plant, which manufactures 5G base station equipment -- with the aim of starting from June 2024, the company said. Part of the renewable energy will include power generated in an offsite PPA as well as green energy sent directly from a power plant, the company added.
- The NEC Platforms Fukushima Plant will use renewable energy supplied by the Anode Energy business to manufacture equipment -- including IOWN (Innovative Optical and Wireless Network) products.
- NTT and NEC will jointly promote initiatives in support of a decarbonized society, including the supply chain.
Ahead of the relationship, "NTT Green Innovation toward 2040" surfaced and NEC established its "Guide to Climate Change Countermeasures for 2050."
Looking ahead, NEC will continue to "actively promote the introduction of renewable energy at its various plants," the company said. And NTT will align its IOWN initiative with decarbonization efforts.