Iron Mountain inks 145-MW wind PPA with NextEra

The Tuscola Bay II Wind Energy Center. Photo by: NextEra Energy Resources (www.nexteraenergyresources.com)

October 18 (Renewables Now) - US storage and information management services provider Iron Mountain Inc (NYSE:IRM) said on Wednesday it will buy 145 MW of wind power from an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources.

The electricity will be sourced from the 220-MW Pretty Prairie wind project in Kansas’ Reno County and will be sold under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA). Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services helped Iron Mountain in selecting and assessing projects and arranged the deal.

The Pretty Prairie plant, previously known as the Silver Lake Wind project, will be built, owned and operated by NextEra Energy Resources, which is part of clean energy company NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE). It is planned to start power generation by the end of next year.

Thanks to the PPA, Iron Mountain will be able to run its entire data centre business on renewable electricity. In addition, the company expects to supply more than 75% of its global business with renewable power this year, thus getting closer its 100% renewables target by 2050.

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