QTS Realty Trust, a provider of hybrid colocation and mega-scale data center solutions, has signed a 10-year agreement to purchase renewable energy equal to the expected electricity needs of the company’s data centers in Chicago, Ill. and Piscataway, N.J.
QTS signed the deal with Citigroup Energy Inc. and Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC. Under the agreement, QTS purchased environmental attributes from Rio Bravo Wind in Starr County, Texas — equal to 100% of the projected power consumption of the data centers.
In addition, the agreement provides that an equivalent amount of financial energy has been purchased from the Radford’s Run Wind Farm in Macon County, Ill.
The Radford’s Run Wind Farm is owned by E.ON Climate and Renewables North America, LLC. The Rio Bravo Wind is owned by Rio Bravo Windpower, LLC.
“Renewable energy is a critical component of our comprehensive sustainability program that we document and report on publicly,” said Travis Wright, Vice President Energy and Sustainability, QTS. “As a leader in the data center industry, we are committed to minimizing our carbon footprint through advanced development and procurement initiatives.”
The company now has three mega data centers procuring 100% of their energy from renewable sources, including its data centers in Chicago, Piscataway and Irving, TX.
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