Wynn Las Vegas data centers go 100% RE - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Energy Efficiency, Energy Procurement  -  April 6, 2018

Wynn Las Vegas data centers go 100% RE

Wynn Las Vegas announced that its IT infrastructure, housed at Switch's Core Campus data center in Las Vegas, is being powered by 100 percent renewable energy. This news follows other recent clean energy advances by the company, including the installation of 103,000 square feet of solar panels on its rooftop, and the debut of the Wynn Solar Facility, a new 160-acre solar complex located in Fallon, Nevada.

In a statement, Erik Hansen, director of energy procurement for Wynn Las Vegas, said, "Switch shares the same commitment to protecting our planet's resources, and provides us with smart and eco-friendly energy solutions as the resort continues to grow," said Erik Hansen, "Working with the world's highest-rated and greenest data center allows us to responsibly scale our IT framework while ensuring that no harm is being done to the environment."

On behalf of Wynn Las Vegas, Switch was able to retire over 835 geothermal and solar renewable energy credits in 2016, and expects to retire over 850 in 2017. Independently tracked and verified, each renewable energy credit is proof that one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource and delivered to the energy grid.

The Wynn Solar Facility offsets up to 75% of the resort's peak power requirements, the largest percentage of renewable energy used by any resort in Las Vegas, and an industry first for a gaming operator in Nevada. The Facility will eventually power Wynn's newest 280,000 square foot meetings and conventions expansion with 100% RE. 

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