Equinix Adds Over 150MW of Clean Energy to Portfolio - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind  -  February 8, 2024

Equinix Adds Over 150MW of Clean Energy to Portfolio

Equinix, Inc., a global digital infrastructure company, executed a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in Australia. 

The PPA was signed with TagEnergy and includes the purchase of 151 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy.

The project is expected to come online at the provider's Golden Plains Wind Farm – East project in 2029.

The agreement is Equinix's first long-term renewable energy agreement in the Asia-Pacific region.

"To date, Equinix has executed 21 PPAs globally resulting in 3,000,000 MWh of renewable energy and as we expand our global data center footprint, we will continue to assess opportunities for greening the grids that we move into," said Christopher Wellise, Vice President, Sustainability, Equinix, in a statement. "Once this expansion of the Golden Plains Wind Farm – East project is completed in 2029, our impact through all 21 PPAs is expected to amount to more than one gigawatt of renewable energy added to local grids. In combination with other sustainability efforts, this is expected to bring Equinix to 100% renewable coverage across all of our operations globally."

Equinix began its PPA program in 2015 and signed agreements for two wind PPAs in Texas and Oklahoma for 225 MW. In late 2021 and early 2022, Equinix signed three PPAs in Finland for a total of 144 MW of new-build wind capacity projects, and in 2023, added 15 new wind and solar PPAs in Europe, including in Sweden, Spain, Portugal and France in excess of 500 MW.

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