Data centres form the backbone of the digital economy, but also consume huge amounts of energy. According to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), data centres accounted for about 7 per cent of Singapore's total electricity consumption in 2020. Seeking to strike a balance between environmental sustainability and increasing business demand, the government recently introduced an interim pause on the release of state land to moderate the growth of data centres.
The way forward for businesses is to innovate and generate new solutions that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. But what does this curb in supply mean at a time of booming demand? How can the industry utilize innovative technologies for sustainable development?
Join us for a virtual roundtable discussion on Wednesday, June 9, 4pm to 5pm, to review the government's latest measures, and raise any issues or concerns on the temporary pause placed on new data centres. This discussion will be led by the co-chairs of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) committee, who will guide members through the latest measures and their impact on industry. Depending on member feedback, AmCham may consolidate key takeaways from the discussion and share them with government stakeholders.
For any enquires please contact the AmCham Programming and Events Team.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds will be provided for cancellations. Replacements will be accepted.