Global data center real estate investment trust CyrusOne announced that the company will purchase 67 MW of renewable energy delivered to the electricity grid and equivalent renewable energy credits generated by Enel Green Power’s 284 MW Azure Sky solar and storage project located in Haskell County, Texas.
A step for becoming carbon neutral by 2040
Last year, CyrusOne announced a pledge to become carbon neutral by 2040 through the reduction of carbon emissions across the company’s global data center portfolio. This agreement reflects the Company’s effort under its pledge to operate carbon-free by 2040.
Kyle Myers, Senior Director of Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability at CyrusOne, said,
“The purchase of renewables to reduce data center carbon emissions is a key part of our comprehensive sustainability mission at CyrusOne. We’ve been transitioning our energy requirements to focus on renewable sources across our data center portfolio and are committed to implementing cutting-edge technologies and strategies that create a more sustainable future.”
The purchase is equivalent to meeting 100% of the power requirements for CyrusOne’s data center facility in Allen, Texas, and approximately 70% of the power requirements for its data center in Carrollton, Texas.
Furthermore, CyrusOne will retire project-specific renewable attributes from Azure Sky solar + storage equal to 100% of the power usage at its Dallas headquarters.
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