Equinix purchases 125 MW of wind energy from NextEra

Written By: Stratton Report
November 16, 2015

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Equinix purchases 125 MW of wind energy from NextEra Energy Resources affiliate

On November 16, Equinix, Inc. announced that it has a signed a PPA for 125 MW of wind energy with a NextEra Energy Resources, LLC affiliate to purchase wind energy.NexEra Energy Resources affiliate’s Rush Springs Renewable Generation Facility located in Grady and Stephens Counties, Oklahoma will furnish the power.

The data center company also signed a PPA for 100 MW with Invenergy, and the two agreements will bring 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 wind projects will be fully deployed by the end of 2016.

In September the company announced an agreement to purchase 105 megawatts (MWAC) of new solar power from SunEdison to power its facilities in California. Karl Strohmeyer, president, Equinix Americas remarked:

“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’s position as a leader in data center sustainability.”

John DiDonato, vice president, wind development, NextEra Energy Resources commented:
“NextEra Energy Resources is pleased to be working with Equinix on this project to help them meet their sustainability goals. In addition to helping Equinix, this project will bring significant economic benefits to Stephens and Grady County.”