CyrusOne to green data centre ops with NextEra off-take deal

The Day County Wind Energy Center. Source: NextEra Energy Resources (www.nexteraenergyresources.com).

April 21 (Renewables Now) - US data centre solutions provider Cyrusone Inc said on Wednesday it will procure power from 40 MW of wind and solar parks in North Texas under a deal with a unit of NextEra Energy Resources.

The power purchase agreement (PPA) with Gexa Energy LP is aligned with Dallas, Texas-based Cyrusone’s ambitions to transition to 100% renewable power in its home state. The digital infrastructure company also aims to become carbon neutral by 2040.

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The contract will see the data centre company get around 75,000 MWh of electricity from 30 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants and 33,000 MWh generated by 10 MW of wind turbines. The power will be used at the company’s North Texas data centre facilities.

The contracted volume will help CyprusOne cover around 85% of its ERCOT deregulated load in North Texas with renewable energy by end-2023. Energy Edge was CyrusOne’s advisor in the deal.

Last year, CyrusOne agreed to buy the electricity coming from a 67-MW portion of Enel Green Power’s 284-MWp Azure Sky solar complex in Texas.

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