Digital Realty expands renewable energy supplies

Digital Realty has signed energy supply contracts that will enable it to achieve 100% renewable energy coverage across its data centers in Texas, New Jersey, and Australia starting January 1, 2024. This significant milestone further solidifies Digital Realty's position as an industry leader in sustainable data center operations.

In Texas, Digital Realty will transition to 100% renewable energy by adjusting its power supply contracts, supporting its Texas load in the Dallas, Houston, and Austin markets with regionally sourced renewables. The renewable energy coverage in Texas will be provided predominantly by a portfolio of wind and solar power purchase agreements (PPAs), supplemented by locally sourced renewable energy credits (RECs).

Additionally, New Jersey will utilize 100% renewable energy beginning on January 1, 2024. In conjunction with RECs from Digital Realty’s portfolio of operational PPAs, the company has increased the renewable capacity within its retail energy supply contracts, leveraging wind resources located in Pennsylvania, near its facilities in New Jersey.

In California, Digital Realty’s 200 Paul Ave facility in San Francisco achieved 100% renewable energy coverage in October 2023. The facility receives renewable energy directly from the local utility supplier, ensuring a sustainable power source for its operations.

“We understand the importance of aligning economic growth with our sustainability programs and remain dedicated to supporting our customers’ clean energy needs as they grow and scale,” said Aaron Binkley, VP Sustainability at Digital Realty. “These new contracts bring us another step closer to achieving our Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) goals.”

In Asia-Pacific, Digital Realty has signed contracts with utility suppliers in Sydney and Melbourne, guaranteeing a transition to 100% renewable energy from January 1, 2024, and January 1, 2026, respectively, demonstrating the company’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact globally.

With more than 120 data centers across its global portfolio now matched with 100% renewable electricity, Digital Realty continues to be an industry leader in sustainable data center solutions. In 2022, the company surpassed a major renewable energy milestone, with more than one gigawatt of renewables under contract, bringing it closer to its global goal of reducing its Scope 1 and 2 emissions (direct and indirect company emissions) by 68% and Scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions in our value chain) by 24% by 2030.

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