March 12 (Renewables Now) - US data centre solutions provider QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE: QTS) will get over 20 GWh of renewables power to meet the expected electricity demand of a new facility in Groningen, the Netherlands.
The company said on Wednesday it has agreed to buy Guarantees of Origin (GO) from Dutch wind farms and hydropower plants (HPPs) in the Nordics. The contract is in line with the company’s goal to source 100% of its power from renewable energy sources globally by 2025. It follows similar agreements for QTS sites in Dallas, Chicago and Hillsboro.
Located northeast of Amsterdam, the Groningen data centre was recently acquired by QTS and has a current built-out power capacity of around 10 MW gross.
In May last year, the data centre company sealed a 10-year deal to get environmental attributes from two wind parks so as to cover 100% of the expected demand of data centres in Chicago, Illinois, and Piscataway, New Jersey.