Energy Storage, GHG Emissions, Solar - January 28, 2021
CyrusOne powers Texas data centers with renewables
CyrusOne, a global data center real estate investment trust, announced on Jan. 26 that the company will purchase renewable energy to power two of its data centers in Texas. The clean electricity will help meet 100% of the power requirements for its data center facility in Allen and approximately 70% of the power requirements for its data center in Carrollton. This reflects CyrusOne’s commitment to accelerate the transition to renewable energy resources in local communities and is part of its pledge to operate carbon-free by 2040.
“The purchase of renewables to reduce data center carbon emissions is a key part of our comprehensive sustainability mission at CyrusOne,” Kyle Myers, senior director of environmental health, safety and sustainability at CyrusOne, said in a statement. “We’ve been transitioning our energy requirements to focus on renewable sources across our data center portfolio and are committed to implementing cutting-edge technologies and strategies that create a more sustainable future.”
CyrusOne will purchase 67 MW of renewable energy delivered to the electricity grid and equivalent renewable energy credits generated by Enel Green Power’s 284-MW Azure Sky solar + storage project in Haskell County, Texas. Additionally, CyrusOne will retire project-specific renewable attributes from Azure Sky solar + storage equal to 100% of the power usage at its Dallas headquarters. CyrusOne has previously procured solar power for its Chandler facility in Arizona, and its data centers in London and Amsterdam also run on 100% renewable energy. The Azure Sky solar + storage project in Haskell County, Texas, is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.