Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) has received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market.
EPA presented Equinix with an award for Direct Project Engagement at the 2019 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Diego, California, on Sept. 5.
Equinix was recognized for its procurement of electricity from renewable energy sources in its three operating regions—the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific—and specifically for direct project engagement with its long-term agreements to purchase 225 megawatts of wind power from the Wake, Texas, and Rush Springs, Oklahoma, wind farms.
Raouf Abdel, executive vice president of global operations at Equinix, noted that the company was the first data center provider to publicly commit to reaching 100% clean and renewable energy across its global footprint.
“We are pleased with the substantial progress we’ve made over the last four years. Investing in green power purchase agreements with wind farms in Texas and Oklahoma is a highly visible demonstration of our commitment to reducing air pollution and other emissions and mitigating our carbon footprint for ourselves, our customers, and the broader world,” he said.