Commercial, Solar - August 24, 2020
Digital Realty adds solar project to Texas portfolio
Digital Realty announced Aug. 24 that they signed a PPA with an 82.5 MW solar project that will provide power to their Dallas-Area data center portfolio.
The Texas data centers will receive power from Pattern Energy’s Phoenix Solar Project in Fannin County, Texas, increasing Digital Realty’s renewable energy use in their Greater Dallas portfolio to 70%. The data center provider contracted 65 MW from the project, which is about 78% of its total generation capacity, and expects the project to generate 160,000 MWh of electricity annually for their data centers.
"This is our third major renewable energy transaction in Texas since 2016," Aaron Binkley, Digital Realty Senior Director of Sustainability, said in a statement. "We are pleased to be able to expand access to renewable energy for our customers while making additional progress towards our Science Based Target Initiative carbon emissions reduction commitment. The Phoenix Solar Project supplies renewable energy at scale in proximity to our Dallas data centers, expanding on our ongoing efforts to enhance local sustainable business practices across our global portfolio."
The Phoenix Solar Project is expected to be commercially operational by mid-2021.