Invenergy Signs Huge 100MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement

Invenergy wind power purchase agreement Grand Ridge project
Invenergy's Grand Ridge Project. Image courtesy of Invenergy.

 announced that it has signed a 100 MW power purchase agreement () with Equinix, Inc. to provide the global interconnection and data center company with renewable energy to help support all of its data centers across North America. 

Invenergy is a signatory to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, and is also a founding member of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center, which is a collaborative platform aimed at accelerating corporate renewable energy procurement.

Last week, Invenergy announced a 125 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Owens Corning to provide the insulation, roofing, and fiberglass manufacturer with renewable energy to support their ambitious corporate sustainability goals. Both of these agreements bring Invenergy’s total corporate customer wind portfolio to 225 MW.

“We’re very pleased to help Equinix meet its long-term renewable energy and sustainability goals.  The growing demand for new data storage facilities to support the explosive growth of cloud computing is equally matched with the demand to power-up those facilities in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way,” said Invenergy’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Craig Gordon. “We applaud Equinix’s commitment to meeting their power supply needs for all their data centers from clean renewable energy sources like wind and solar.”

Earlier this year Equinix announced its commitment to 100 percent clean and renewable energy for its entire global footprint of 105 data centers located in 33 markets. Through ongoing development of partnerships like Invenergy’s, Equinix continues to deploy innovative new technologies to make this commitment a reality.

The agreement with Equinix includes the sale of wind energy from the Wake Wind Energy Facility located in Texas. Invenergy will provide 100 MW of capacity resulting in approximately 457,000 MW hours of renewable energy annually generated in Texas and delivered into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) regional electricity grid.

“As a leader in powering the digital economy, Equinix strives to operate our global business in a clean and sustainable way.  Therefore we are thrilled to be working with Invenergy to bring more wind energy to the U.S. grid,” said Equinix Chief Global Operations OfficerSam Kapoor. “Working together, we ensure we are one step closer to achieving our goals of using of 100 percent renewable energy and creating long term change.”

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