Equinix To Power Data Centers With 100% Renewables

Posted by NAW Staff on November 16, 2015 No Comments
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14836_thinkstockphotos-485874100 Equinix To Power Data Centers With 100% Renewables Equinix, a provider of interconnection and data center services, has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with affiliates of NextEra Energy Resources and Invenergy to purchase wind energy in Oklahoma and Texas to cover all Equinix data centers throughout North America.Â

According to Equinix, the PPAs will provide a combined 225 MW of capacity, bringing Equinix's total renewable energy coverage in North America to 100% by the end of 2016, and nearly doubling its global renewable energy, moving from 43% to 82%. Both projects will be fully deployed by the end of 2016.

The agreement with a NextEra Energy Resources affiliate includes the purchase of wind energy from the Rush Springs Renewable Generation Facility, located in Grady and Stephens counties, Okla. The agreement will provide 125 MW of capacity resulting in approximately 556,000 MWh of clean and renewable energy generated annually in Oklahoma and delivered into the Southwest Power Pool regional electricity grid.

The agreement with Invenergy includes the purchase of wind energy from the Wake Wind Energy Facility, located in Floyd and Crosby counties, Texas. This agreement will provide 100 MW of capacity resulting in approximately 457,000 MWh of clean and renewable energy generated annually in Texas and delivered into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas regional electricity grid.

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