In Georgia and California, Digital Realty has signed deals for 158 MW of the new renewable energy

Digital Realty, the world’s leading cloud and carrier-neutral data center, interconnection and colocation provider, announced today that it has signed a contract for 158 MW (megawatts) of new solar power based in Georgia and California.

Digital Realty’s path toward 100 percent renewable power and its own 1.5-degree C-aligned SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative) — a global norm for greenhouse gas emissions reduction – is aided by this decision. Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty, A. William Stein said, “These measures are part of our commitment to lower our carbon impact.  We’re proving that the data center business is an important part of the shift to a clean-energy digital economy.”

A 12-year deal to assist the creation of a novel 130 MW utility-scale solar facility in Kern County, California is among the contracts. The project, which is part of Terra-Edwards Gen’s Sanborn Solar Storage energy venture, is one of the world’s largest solar-plus-storage programs, with completion scheduled for late 2022.

Digital Realty is also a member of Georgia Power’s Customer Renewable Supply Procurement project. To assist its Atlanta data center inventory, the business will obtain 28 MW of fresh solar supply. New solar installations in Georgia will generate electricity. Digital Realty is projected to get power and REC (renewable energy certificates) from the program in 2024.

Digital Realty is the very first global data center company of its size and scope to set stringent science-based carbon emissions goals with the SBTi in 2020. By 2030, Digital Realty plans to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 68%, and Scope 3 emissions by 24%.

The contract reveals follow two awards from the United States EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for Digital Realty. This month, Digital Realty got the EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the third year in a row, achieving Sustained Excellence honors. Digital Realty received the award as part of its ongoing commitment to analyzing and enhancing the energy effectiveness of its data centers, as well as obtaining ENERGY STAR certifications for qualifying facilities.

Within the ENERGY STAR Certification Program of 2021, Digital Realty had 34 data centers certifications aggregating 9 million square feet (sq. ft.) and 765 MW of IT capability. This is a 15% growth in MW-IT capacity certified over the previous year and covers 65 percent of Digital Realty’s owned and operated portfolio in the United States. Digital Realty data centers that are ‘s ENERGY STAR-certified decrease CO2 emissions by about 408,000 metric tons annually and be able to save 943,000 MW, which is enough to power nearly 79,000 average U.S. households.

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