Digital Realty also signed a green tariff agreement with Portland General Electric (PGE) which will supply approximately 120,000 megawatt-hours annually to Digital Realty’s data center development project in Hillsboro, Oregon under the utility’s recently launched Green Future Impact program. Through this program, PGE will source new solar or wind generation in Oregon under long-term contracts on behalf of Digital Realty and other enrolled customers. PGE will retire the renewable energy credits generated by the solar or wind project on behalf of each enrolled customer.
“We are pleased to be able to help our customers meet their renewable energy goals by bringing additional renewables to Virginia and supporting an innovative new renewable energy tariff offered by PGE in Oregon,” said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein. “We place a high priority on sourcing net-new renewable energy as we expand our portfolio, and each market has its own unique pathway to identifying and realizing impactful and cost-effective renewable solutions,” added Digital Realty Senior Director of Sustainability Aaron Binkley.
Digital Realty’s renewable procurement to date includes 100% renewable energy for its EMEA portfolio, 100% wind power for its U.S. colocation business unit and 100% carbon-free and renewable power supplied to several Northern California properties. In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Digital Realty as one of the top 100 buyers of renewable energy in the country.“We are proud to support customers like Digital Realty with a product that helps them meet ambitious renewable energy goals,” said John McFarland, PGE’s Chief Customer Officer. “By participating in Green Future Impact, customers have more ways to achieve their goals while also adding a renewable energy source that puts more clean energy into the system – contributing to a cleaner future for Oregon.”