Switch Increases Renewables Commitment – Joins WWF/WRI Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables, Wind  -  January 22, 2016

Switch increases renewables commitment, joins Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles

Data center company Switch's newest Michigan data center will be powered by 100% renewable energy, the company said Jan. 21. 

Switch has also become a member of the Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles. 

Switch is working with local utility Consumers Energy, a subsidary of CMS Energy Corp., to develop a comprehensive plan to power the data center, to be called SUPERNAP Michigan, with 100% green power. The news follows the announcement earlier this month that all of its SUPERNAP data centers in Nevada are now powered with 100% renewable energy. 

"Sustainably running the internet is one of the driving principles of Switch, which is why in our site selection process for an eastern U.S. SUPERNAP data center site, we had to find a local utility who could provide a pathway to 100% renewable power," Switch Executive Vice President of Strategy Adam Kramer said in a news release. "When we first met with the team at WRI we knew that our goals aligned perfectly with the Buyers' Principles, which is why Switch was excited to join."

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