Highlights / Key Facts
- According to the
U.S. EPA, Equinix'sgreen power use of 300 million kWh is equivalent to the electricity use of more than 28,000 average American homes annually. The organization defines green power as zero-emissions electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints.
- In September Equinix announced that it signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 105 megawatts (MWAC) of new solar power with
SunEdison, Inc.The purchase covers all of Equinix's Californiadata centers, including 11 facilities located in the Los Angelesand Silicon Valleymetro areas, as well as its Redwood City, Californiaglobal headquarters. With this deployment, Equinix'sdata center footprint will increase its use of clean, renewable sources from 30 percent to 43 percent globally. This purchase largely contributed to Equinixbeing named to the EPA'slists of green power users.
- 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. For more information about Equinix'ssustainability practices, please visit: http://www.equinix.com/company/green/.
James Critchfield, manager of EPA's Green Power Partnership:
EPAcongratulates Equinixfor its use of green power and taking a leadership position on the environment. Equinix'simpressive green power commitment helps to reduce harmful air pollution and provides an excellent example for others in the Tech & Telecom sector." Sam Kapoor, chief global operations officer, Equinix:
Equinixcontinues to make significant steps in closing the gap to becoming 100 percent renewable across our global footprint of data centers. We are honored to be named to the EPA's Green Power Partnershipand Top Lists and named beside other progressive companies that value sustainable practices."
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]
Greenpeace's2015 Click Green Report [third-party report]
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