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CSR and Sustainability

Pave the Way for 'Smart Hotels' with Renewable Energy

By Centara Hotels & Resorts
Posted on 09 Oct 23

New MOU to transform sustainable hospitality with solar energy solutions

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, has formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SCG Cleanergy Company Limited, a service provider of solar energy solutions for industrial sites, hotels, hospitals, and department stores across Thailand. This significant partnership marks Centara's dedication to embracing the "Smart Hotel" concept by integrating "Smart Energy", a sustainable and clean electrical technology, throughout its extensive portfolio of hotels and resorts.

Under the terms of this MOU, Centara and SCG Cleanergy are embarking on a transformative journey to research and plan solar energy usage through the integration of "Smart Grid", a smart electrical network operated by the SCG Cleanergy Platform. This strategic partnership aligns with Centara's long-term goals for a greener future by reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent within the next decade.

This pioneering initiative will commence with Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World serving as the inaugural pilot property to utilise renewable energy from SCG Cleanergy as its primary electricity source. The installation of rooftop solar panels capable of generating 861.35 kilowatts of electricity, is expected to reduce over 540 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions annually.

This clean energy venture is an integral component of Centara's comprehensive 10-year sustainability plan spanning from 2020 to 2029. This multifaceted strategy seeks to lower the brand's impact across four key areas by reducing energy consumption, water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and the amount of waste sent to landfills by 20% compared to the baseline year of 2022. These ambitious goals underscore Centara's continued dedication to sustainability and responsible environmental stewardship.

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