True Digital Group Launches “Climate Technology Platform” with Alibaba Cloud’s AI Solutions, Empowering Thai Businesses for Sustainable Growth

Alibaba Cloud Bangkok, 29 April 2024

● True Digital Group launches a new platform-as-a-service leveraging Alibaba Cloud’s AI-driven sustainability solution to propel the green transition of Thai businesses
● The platform comes with the first official introduction of Alibaba Cloud’s AI-driven software-as-service “Energy Expert” in Thailand featuring in-depth data analytics and intelligent energy management capabilities.
● Embracing the innovative AI technologies, Bangkok Hospital has seen up to 15% energy efficiency improvement

Bangkok, 29 April 2024 - True Digital Group announced the collaboration with Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, to launch its “Climate Technology Platform” for businesses to identify energy efficiency challenges, adopt proven technologies for sustainable growth and accelerate Thailand’s green transition.

The collaboration arrives amidst Thailand's push towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40% by 2030 and reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Facing emergent need for sustainable growth, True Digital Group’s Climate Technology Platform leveraging Alibaba Cloud’s globally proven Energy Expert paves the way for groundbreaking sustainability and energy efficiency improvements as well as cost reductions.

Designed with outstanding complex architecture, Climate Technology Platform integrates cutting-edge technologies including cloud, IoT, big data analytics with various data sources on DataVisor, an integrated data management platform for in-depth analysis via Data Analytics Platform and Alibaba Cloud’s Energy Expert. These technologies empower our Climate Technology Platform to fully serve all dimensions of energy management requirements for enterprises covering:

Turning physical to digital system by using sensors and IoT devices
Connecting various energy sources into one single energy management system and transiting to renewable energy such as solar power, waterpower, and electricity (power grid)
In-depth analysis and predictive insights using AI technology, building automate energy management system that enable real-time energy control with accuracy and providing user-friendly dashboard and report for energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions monitoring such as carbon emissions calculation, carbon footprint from business operation and activities measurement, etc, and make predictive recommendations based on AI- algorithms.
Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions planning to comply with organizations’ policies toward sustainability goals

(From left to right) Tithirat Siripattanalert, Head of Digital Infrastructure Solution, True Corporation Plc.; William Xiong, Vice President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence and General Manager for International Industry Solutions; Ekaraj Panjavinin, Chief Digital Officer, True Corporation Plc.; Prasart Koosermmit, Facility Management Manager, Bangkok Hospital

Mr. Ekaraj Panjavinin, Chief Digital Officer, True Corporation Plc. said “True Digital as a core business driving digital services of True Corporation Plc., reinforces its ambition in Empowering Digital Equity, integrating digital services into consumer and business segments to bridge gaps, providing equal access to digital resources, ensuring technology is accessible, affordable, and beneficial in order to uplift quality of life, deliver sustainable business values and strengthen Thailand’s digital infrastructure. Currently, climate change problem has impacts on health and way of living of people around the world. True Digital has therefore developed the Climate Technology Platform, leveraging technologies to mitigate and adapt to climate change covering the removing of existing carbon from the atmosphere, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing resilience against the impacts of a changing climate. Our pilot climate technology is focused on Energy Management to elevate business organizations’ efficiency in energy consumption management and use of renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By collaborating with Alibaba Cloud, True Digital combines its expertise and capabilities in integrating technologies, using data from various sources, and creating innovative solutions for business organizations with Alibaba Cloud’s Energy Expert, a trustworthy and globally applied sustainability solution. This will completely increase businesses’ competency in energy consumption management and greenhouse gas emissions reduction with automated energy management systems that help enhance business workers’ efficiency in energy management planning. True Digital plans to expand the Climate Technology Platform, leveraging various technologies to mitigate and adapt climate change, such as green building technology and industrial process innovation, paving the way to Net Zero and create sustainable balance between business growth and environmental footprint.”

"At Alibaba Cloud, we see our role as not just technology providers, but also enablers of a sustainable future," William Xiong, Vice President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence and General Manager for International Industry Solutions, said, "Through our collaboration with True Digital Group, we are introducing our AI-driven sustainability solutions to Thailand, invigorating businesses like Bangkok Hospital with new capabilities to improve energy efficiency. The partnership symbolizes our commitment to delivering solutions with operational excellence and dedication to sustainable practices.”

Bangkok Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Thailand, showcases its effective progress of deploying Climate Technology Platform in managing its HVAC (Air conditioning and ventilation) systems, increasing efficiency of indoor air conditioning cooling system, with a monthly average reduction in energy consumption of up to 15% when compared to previous year’s usage.

The healthcare sector is inherently resource-intensive, and at Bangkok Hospital, we are dedicated to providing not only the best care but also in the most environmentally conscious manner possible. With Thailand’s tropical climate, where HVAC systems of buildings are essential yet energy-intensive, a common challenge for hospitals are to enhance the efficiency of the chiller plant operation. Bangkok hospital has adopted a new energy-saving strategy with the innovative Climate Technology Platform provided by True Digital Group and Alibaba Cloud since September 2023.

Mr. Prasart Koosermmit, Facility Management Manager, Bangkok Hospital said,
“Leveraging True Digital Group’s expertise in digital solutions, IoT devices and infrastructure as well as climate technology platform to monitor and manage the hospital’s energy systems such as cooling systems and Energy Expert’s expertise in data analysis and predictive insights, the hospital has witnessed notable advances in energy efficiency and cost reduction. The platform has enabled us to optimize our energy consumption, reflecting our commitment to sustainability and setting a new benchmark for eco-friendly operations within the healthcare industry.”

Mr. Ekaraj added, “With a platform-as-a-service business model, Climate Technology Platform provides a pragmatic and reliable tool for enterprises looking to streamline their energy management, save energy consumption and reduce their environmental footprint, allowing flexibility to customized functions to serve different needs of each business sector without having to invest in infrastructure. We expect the platform to serve more businesses in Thailand across healthcare sector and beyond, covering various industries such as retail, agriculture, manufacturing.”

Alibaba Cloud’s Energy Expert has already showcased successful global applications, having been implemented by more than 3,000 organizations worldwide to measure, analyze, and manage energy efficiency and carbon emissions. The solution stands out for its ability to provide actionable insights and energy-saving recommendations, saving users significant time and costs over traditional measurement tools.

About True Digital Group

True Digital Group is one of the core businesses of True Corporation Plc., Thailand’s leading Telecom-Tech company. Committed to being a digital transformation enabler and unleashing the possibilities for individuals and organizations throughout Southeast Asia, True Digital Group continually expands its network to provide customers with a diverse range of high-quality digital services. True Digital Group encompasses various key ventures, including Digital Media, Digital Platform for Small and Medium Businesses, Digital Solutions, IoT, Data Analytics, Digital Health, Cybersecurity, True Digital Academy, and True Digital Park. The company has developed extensive expertise in cutting-edge technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Robotics. This proficiency enables True Digital Group to establish a distinctive ecosystem of digital platforms and solutions, all while emphasizing user privacy and security. Additionally, True Digital Group has extended its regional operations across Southeast Asia.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud ( is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. It offers a complete suite of cloud services to customers worldwide, including elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization services, large-scale computing, security, management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform and IoT services. Alibaba maintained its position as the third leading public cloud IaaS service provider globally since 2018, according to IDC. Alibaba is the world’s third leading and Asia Pacific’s leading IaaS provider by revenue in U.S. dollars since 2018, according to Gartner.

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