Invenergy has signed a 100-MW wind-power purchase agreement (PPA) with Equinix to provide the global interconnection and data center company with renewable energy to help support all of its data centers across North America.
The agreement includes the sale of wind energy from the Wake Wind Energy Facility located in Texas. Invenergy will provide 100 MW of capacity, resulting in approximately 457,000 MW hours of renewable energy annually generated in Texas and delivered into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) regional electricity grid.
As a signatory to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, Invenergy is dedicated to meeting its own sustainability goals and to helping its corporate customers achieve their goals. The company is also a founding member of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center, which is a collaborative platform aimed at accelerating corporate renewable energy procurement.
Last week, the company also announced a 125-MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Owens Corning to provide the insulation, roofing, and fiberglass manufacturer with renewable energy to support their ambitious corporate sustainability goals.
Both of these agreements bring Invenergy’s total corporate customer wind portfolio to 225 MW.
“We’re very pleased to help Equinix meet its long-term renewable energy and sustainability goals. The growing demand for new data storage facilities to support the explosive growth of Cloud computing is equally matched with the demand to power-up those facilities in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way,” said Invenergy’s VP of Sales and Marketing Craig Gordon. “We applaud Equinix’s commitment to meeting their power supply needs for all their data centers from clean renewable energy sources like wind and solar.”
Earlier this year, Equinix announced its commitment to 100% clean and renewable energy for its entire global footprint of 105 data centers located in 33 markets.
“As a leader in powering the digital economy, Equinix strives to operate our global business in a clean and sustainable way. Therefore we are thrilled to be working with Invenergy to bring more wind energy to the U.S. grid,” said Equinix Chief Global Operations Officer Sam Kapoor. “Working together, we ensure we are one step closer to achieving our goals of using of 100% renewable energy and creating long-term change.”
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