Digital Realty to power its Texas data centres with wind energy

The provider of cloud-neutral data centres says the agreement will advance its environmental and sustainability goals by supplying approximately 30% of the company’s power needs

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Digital Realty has entered a renewable energy credit agreement with Citi in order to supply clean energy for its data centres in Dallas, Texas.

The provider of cloud-neutral data centres says the agreement will advance its environmental and sustainability goals by supplying approximately 30% of the company’s power needs.

The firm says the transaction will provide more than 260,000MWh of renewable energy annually, which represents 55% of the wind generation of a 162MW project in Glasscock County – the energy provided is expected to serve a significant portion of the power needs of Digital Realty’s 13 data centres in Dallas.

A. William Stein, Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer, said: “The data centre industry underpins the growth of the digital economy and we believe it is critical for industry participants to recognise the importance of managing the environmental impact of their digital infrastructure.

“We’re dedicated to supporting our customers with sustainable, highly resilient facilities that leverage renewable energy and other energy-efficient technologies.”