Highlights / Key Facts
- The agreement with a NexEra Energy Resources affiliate includes the purchase of wind energy from the Rush Springs Renewable Generation Facility located in Grady and
StephensCounties, Oklahoma. The agreement will provide 125 MW of capacity resulting in approximately 556,000 megawatt hours (MWhs) of clean and renewable energy generated annually in Oklahoma and delivered into the Southwest Power Pool(SPP) regional electricity grid.
- The agreement with Invenergy includes the purchase of wind energy from the Wake Wind Energy Facility located in
Floydand CrosbyCounties, Texas. This agreement will provide 100 MW of capacity resulting in approximately 457,000 MWhs of clean and renewable energy generated annually in Texasand delivered into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas(ERCOT) regional electricity grid.
- These are the second and third PPA agreements made by
Equinixin the last 60 days. In September the company announced an agreement to purchase 105 megawatts (MWAC) of new solar power from SunEdisonto power its facilities in California.
- Earlier this year
Equinixannounced 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 Equinixcontinues 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™ (IBX®) data center in Singaporeand is in the process of installing a 1MW fuel cell system at its Silicon Valley(SV5) data center.
John DiDonato, vice president, wind development, NextEra Energy Resources:
"NextEra Energy Resources is pleased to be working with
Equinixon this project to help them meet their sustainability goals. In addition to helping Equinix, this project will bring significant economic benefits to Stephensand Grady County." Craig Gordon, vice president, sales and marketing, Invenergy:
"As corporations like
Equinixlook for ways to reduce their emissions and improve their sustainability goals, Invenergy is committed to providing long-term, clean energy to help them achieve those goals." Karl Strohmeyer, president, Equinix Americas:
"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. 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'sposition as a leader in data center sustainability."
Equinixto make California Data Centers 100% Renewable [press release] Equinixto install Bloom Energy Fuel Cells at Silicon Valley Data Center[press release]
- Living By Our Principles and a Commitment to 100% Renewable Energy Use [blog]
- Learn more about
Equinix'sGreen Initiatives [website] Greenpeace's2015 Click Green Report [third-party report]
Forward Looking Statements
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