Published on October 11th, 2016 |
by Joshua S Hill
Iron Mountain Wind PPA To Power 30% Of US Operations
October 11th, 2016 by Joshua S Hill
Iron Mountain Incorporated, a global leader in storage and information management services, has announced the signing of a wind power purchase agreement which will see the company purchase 10% of the energy produced at the Amazon Wind Farm Texas.
Announced on Monday, Iron Mountain Incorporated revealed that it had signed a wind power purchase agreement (PPA) from the Amazon Wind Farm Texas which will allow the company to power a number of its operations with renewably generated electricity. Specifically, the PPA will represent enough electricity to power the company’s entire Texas operations, and as much as 30% of its North American electricity footprint.
“Power consumption is an expensive and resource-consuming part of our global operational footprint, and one of the areas we’ve targeted as an opportunity to transform our business,” said Ty Ondatje, senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility and chief diversity officer, Iron Mountain.
“Renewable energy strategies, along with energy efficiency, are at the heart of our efforts to deliver both savings back to the company and look for opportunities to innovate. We’ve discovered that it’s also helping us to open meaningful dialogue and collaboration opportunity with our customers who are seeking to understand and mitigate their own environmental impact. We believe that renewable energy strategies can benefit our business, positioning Iron Mountain and our customers to meet the growing expectations for sustainable business practices.”
The Amazon Wind Farm Texas was announced to the world back in September — a 253 MW wind farm made up of more than 100 wind turbines. Together, the wind farms Amazon is partnering with will, by the end of 2017, be generating more than 2.6 million MWh of renewable electricity each year — enough to power more than 240,000 homes, not to mention Amazon’s data centers.
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