Commercial, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - May 9, 2017
Iron Mountain signs on for Indiana wind power
Building on a series of other clean energy investments, storage and information management company Iron Mountain has signed a new renewable energy agreement that will supply a portion of its electric needs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The agreement marks the third Iron Mountain has executed with Renewable Power Direct, building on previously announced deals in Texas and in the mid-Atlantic. According to a news release from RPD, the agreement layers in a "green block" of wholesale energy under the current terms of their existing retail electric supply agreement, sourcing the physical energy from EDP Renewable's Meadow Lake Windfarm III in Indiana.
EDP Renewables also provides Iron Mountain with renewable energy credits, according to the companies.
"One of the first challenges of our sustainable energy strategy is finding ways to beat the conventional wisdom that growing our business means bigger environmental impacts," Kevin Hagen, director of corporate responsibility at Iron Mountain said in a statement. "Renewable Power Direct is invaluable in helping us find innovative ways to reduce our climate and environmental impacts."
Iron Mountain has made significant strides to increase its overall use of renewable energy in recent years, and in April announced that its data center business had reached a milestone in becoming 100% powered by renewable energy.
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