Digital Realty Signs Energy Agreements in Virginia, Oregon

Combined, the three deals will add 277,000 megawatt-hours of new clean energy to the regional grid.
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Digital Realty has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with ENGIE North America to supply a portion of its Northern Virginia data centers with solar power. The data center, colocation and interconnection solution company has also signed a utility green tariff to supply renewable power to its Oregon data center development project. 

For Digital Reality’s Virginia facilities, ENGIE North America will provide an additional 107,000 megawatt-hours of solar power annually. A 50-megawatt project expected to come online in 2020 is set to bring the company’s wind and solar under contract to 338 megawatts.

For the data center development project in Hillsboro, Ore., Digital Realty signed a green tariff agreement with Portland General Electric, which will supply some 120,000 MWh annually, under the utility’s recently launched Green Future Impact program. Combined, these agreements will add 277,000 MWh of new clean energy to the regional electric grid where Digital Realty operates, which is the equivalent to meeting the needs of 279,000 homes per year.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Digital Realty as one of the top 100 buyers in the country. The company’s renewable procurement to date includes 100 percent of the energy for its EMEA portfolio, 100 percent wind power for its U.S. colocation business unit and 100 percent carbon-free and renewable power supplied to several Northern California properties.