EDF Energy Services Creates Green Initiative for Digital Realty
EDF Energy Services, LLC, is delighted to assist Digital Realty in meeting its environmental and sustainability goals across its portfolio of data centers in the Dallas, Texas region.
As Digital Realty’s retail electricity supplier in ERCOT, EDF Energy Services is coordinating the delivery and supply of 260,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually, over a period of seven and a half years. This contract will supply approximately 30% of the company’s electricity needs in this market.
EDF Energy Services will also provide renewable energy credits as required over that time frame.
The renewable energy is being generated by Bearkat Wind Energy II LLC’s project in Glasscock County, Texas which will serve a portion of the power needed to operate Digital Realty’s 13 data centers in the Greater Dallas area. EDF Energy Services will also continue to supply the remaining energy necessary to meet all of Digital’s power requirements in Texas.
“Our mission is to make it easier for businesses to achieve their efficiency and sustainability goals,” said EDF Energy Services President Mary Anne Brelinsky. “We are excited to offer a renewable wind energy solution that allows Digital Realty to provide their customers with green power for their data centers, and to make progress on achieving their environmental goals.”
Today’s news builds on the announcement last week that Digital Realty has reached an agreement to supply clean, renewable energy for the company’s portfolio of data centers in the Greater Dallas area.
“The data center industry underpins the growth of the digital economy, and we believe it is critical for industry participants to recognize the importance of managing the environmental impact of their digital infrastructure,” said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein. “We’re dedicated to supporting our customers with sustainable, highly resilient facilities that leverage renewable energy and other energy-efficient technologies. We’re proud to be partnering with EDF Energy Services to bring clean, renewable energy to our customers in Dallas and we look forward to furthering our sustainability strategies with customers across the region and around the world.”
EDF Energy Services will begin making this renewable energy available to Digital Realty’s customers starting in June 2021.
About EDF Energy Services in North America
EDF Energy Services in North America offers a full range of structured solutions — energy supply, transportation, risk management products and technology — to help customers optimize their energy assets and successfully compete in the marketplace.
As one of the top providers of generation services to third-party power stations in North America we provide energy management solutions, natural gas supply and real-time desk services to power generators across the United States. Retail energy aggregators, with footprints across the deregulated markets, trust us to provide wholesale market supply and ISO interface services. Our Retail Supply and Services arm offers a complete suite of services to commercial and industrial customers including power and natural gas supply, renewable products and energy portfolio optimization structures in deregulated markets across North America. Our marketing and trading platform provides comprehensive coverage of financial and physical products in power, natural gas, environmental products, NGLs, congestion management, derivatives, and financial crude oil products.
We are part of the EDF Group, a global leader in low-carbon energies, with a diversified generation mix based on nuclear power, hydropower, new renewable energies and thermal energy. The EDF Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 40 million customers in France and across the world.