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HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI, August 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd. (HKEx:2318; SSE:601318) announced that its new Ping An Guanlan Data Center No. 3 has been set up . A benchmark for energy-saving and emissions-reduction technology in China’s financial data centers, marks another step toward Ping An’s goal to achieve operational carbon neutrality by 2030. It is the first financial data center with electricity use effectiveness (PUE) in mainland China. 1.25, which is expected to save about 10.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 6,406 tonnes per year.[1],

Data centers are the driving force for the digitization of enterprises and the foundation of business development. PUE is an indicator of the energy efficiency of a data center. Currently in China, the PUE of financial data centers is generally between 1.6 and 2. It is better when the energy efficiency level is closer to 1, indicating that most of the energy from the data center is well consumed by servers, network equipment and storage. Device. Ping An Guanlan Data Center No. 3 is the first financial data center in the country with a PUE of less than 1.25, at PUE 1.2479.

Construction of Ping An Guanlan Data Center No. 3 in Shenzhen began in July 2021. To meet the group’s needs over the next five years, the center has been able to serve Ping An’s more than 500 million users by processing data from the group’s subsidiaries. Key financial services, including insurance, banking services, securities, etc. The center covers 5,653 square meters of land with a total construction area of ​​33,288 square meters. This includes several energy-saving technologies for power supply, heating and ventilation and electrical automation as well as innovation in site layout and effective construction management.

Ping An sees green and low-carbon development as a significant corporate responsibility and aims to achieve operational carbon neutrality by 2030. In terms of best international carbon neutral strategies, the group prioritizes reduction of internal emissions through energy-saving offices and data centres, followed by reducing external emissions through the purchase of external green energy. After all emissions reduction measures are implemented, Ping An will achieve carbon neutrality through a number of approaches, including purchasing carbon credits.

In 2021, Ping An focused on reducing the impact of its operations on the environment through energy-saving transformation, smart office facilities and digitization to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Ping An’s total carbon emissions declined 19% year-on-year to about 429,000 tons. Electricity consumption at Ping An’s own workplaces and leased workplaces declined by 2.65% year-on-year to 513,946,880 kWh. Ping An also applied green and environmental techniques to construct green buildings. As of December 31, 2021, Ping An’s more than 10 green building projects, including Ping An Financial Center in Shenzhen and Ping An National Customer Service and Support Technology Center in Shanghai, have obtained green building certification at home and abroad, Including US Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification for Building Operations and Maintenance.

About Ping An Group

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China, Ltd (“Ping An”) strives to be a world-leading retail financial services group. With over 223 million retail customers and approximately 657 million Internet users, Ping An is one of the largest financial services companies in the world. Ping An focuses on two over-arching domains of activity, “integrated finance” and “health care”, which are focused on financial services, healthcare, auto services and smart city services through its integrated financial services platform and ecosystem. Covers the provision of health care services. , The “Finance + Technology” and “Finance + Ecosystem” strategies aim to provide customers and Internet users with innovative and simple products and services using technology. As China’s first joint-stock insurance company, Ping An is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate reporting and corporate governance. The group is listed on the stock exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Ping An was ranked 17th on the Forbes Global 2000 list in 2022 and 25th on the Fortune Global 500 list in 2022.

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[1] Calculations based on the General Rules for Calculation of Comprehensive Energy Consumption (GB/T2589-2020)

Source Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China, Ltd.




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