Global data center company’s two new PPAs will give 100% renewable energy coverage

Data centers require a ton of energy. Equinix, Inc., a global interconnection and data center company, has made a move to diversify its sources for that energy, signing two power purchase agreements (PPA) for wind energy in Oklahoma and Texas that would then give the company 100 percent renewable energy coverage by the end of 2016 for all of its data centers throughout North America.

equinox rfp solarThese are the second and third PPA agreements made by Equinix in the last 60 days. In September, the company announced an agreement to purchase 105 MW AC of new solar power from SunEdison to power its facilities in California.

“As a global data center leader, with more than 100 facilities across 33 global markets, we truly understand the importance of operating our business in an environmentally sustainable way,” said Karl Strohmeyer, president, Equinix Americas. “These projects announced today are two significant milestones toward our commitment of reaching 100 percent renewable power across all of our data centers across the globe, and further solidify Equinix’s position as a leader in data center sustainability.”

 

Earlier this year Equinix announced its commitment to 100 percent clean and renewable energy for its entire global footprint of 105 data centers located in 33 markets. Through ongoing development of partnerships Equinix continues to deploy innovative new technologies to make this commitment a reality. Most recently it deployed a 342 kWp PV solar system at its SG3 International Business Exchange data center in Singapore and is in the process of installing a 1MW fuel cell system at its Silicon Valley (SV5) data center.

 

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