Equinix signs PPAs to back datacenters with wind energy

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Equinix announced power purchase agreements to get wind energy for its data centers  throughout in North America.

According to a press statement, the company is in agreements with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources and Invenergy to purchase wind energy in Oklahoma and Texas.

Equinix said these agreements will provide a combined 225 megawatts (MW) of capacity, bringing its total renewable energy coverage in North America to 100 percent by the end of 2016.

The company also expects the agreements will nearly double its global renewable energy, moving from 43 percent to 82 percent. Both projects will be fully deployed by the end of 2016.

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 Stephens Counties, Oklahoma.

This agreement will provide 125 MW of capacity resulting in approximately 556,000 megawatt hours of clean and renewable energy generated annually in Oklahoma and delivered into the Southwest Power Pool regional electricity grid.

At the same time, the agreement with Invenergy includes the purchase of wind energy from the Wake Wind Energy Facility located in Floyd and Crosby Counties, Texas.

This particular agreement will provide 100 MW of capacity resulting in approximately 457,000 MWhs of clean and renewable energy generated annually in Texas and delivered into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) regional electricity grid.

In September, Equinix has signed a power purchase agreement with SunEdison for 105 megawatts of new solar power.

The solar deal will cover all of Equinix’s California data centers, including 11 facilities in the Los Angeles and Silicon Valley metro areas, as well as its Redwood City, California global headquarters.

Arya MM

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