CyrusOne buys 67MW of renewable energy for Texas data centre

CyrusOne buys 67MW of renewable energy for Texas data centre


CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE) will be purchasing 67 MW of renewable energy delivered to the electricity grid and equivalent renewable energy credits generated by Enel Green Power’s 284 MW Azure Sky solar + storage project located in Haskell County, Texas.

The company said the agreement reflects CyrusOne’s commitment to accelerate the transition to renewable energy resources in local communities and is part of CyrusOne’s effort under its pledge to operate carbon-free by 2040

CyrusOne plans to reduce its CO2 emissions over the term of the contract. The purchase is equivalent to meeting 100% of the power requirements for CyrusOne’s data centre facility in Allen, Texas, and 70% of the power requirements for its data centre in Carrollton, Texas.

The company has also planned to retire project-specific renewable attributes from Azure Sky solar + storage equal to 100% of the power usage at its Dallas headquarters.

CyrusOne has previously procured solar power for its Chandler facility in Arizona, and its data centres in London and Amsterdam also run on renewable energy.


“The purchase of renewables to reduce data centre carbon emissions is a key part of our comprehensive sustainability mission at CyrusOne,” said Kyle Myers, Senior Director of Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability at CyrusOne.

“We’ve been transitioning our energy requirements to focus on renewable sources across our data centre portfolio and are committed to implementing cutting-edge technologies and strategies that create a more sustainable future.”

The transaction was structured in collaboration with Energy Edge and J. Aron and Company LLC., a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs.

The Azure Sky solar + storage project in Haskell County, Texas, is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.

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