Equinix signs 151MW clean energy PPA with TagEnergy in Australia

The power purchase agreement (PPA) will help Equinix achieve its goal of running its business entirely on renewable energy.

Equinix, a digital infrastructure business, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with TagEnergy for 151MW of clean energy from the 1.33GW Golden Plains wind farm in Australia.

The PPA will help Equinix achieve its goal of running its business entirely on renewable energy.
When the wind farm starts producing electricity in 2029, its 17 International Business Exchange (IBX) data facilities throughout Australia will be powered by renewables.

Equinix Australia managing director Guy Danskine commented, “This first PPA in Asia-Pacific is a significant milestone for Equinix.

“It underscores our long-standing commitment to actively and meaningfully achieve Equinix’s global sustainability targets to drive positive change and foster a more sustainable future for data centres.

TagEnergy Australia managing partner Andrew Riggs commented, “TagEnergy welcomes the signing of this significant PPA with Equinix for 20% of the clean energy generated by Golden Plains Wind Farm East.”

“This is the second PPA for stage one of our mega-project after Snowy Hydro purchased 40% of the energy and green certificates for stage one, taking total contracted volume to 60%.”

GPWF is valued at A$3 billion ($2.16 billion) and will be Australia’s largest wind farm.

The project, located in Geelong, Victoria, will include 215 turbines with a capacity of 6.2MW each.
The first stage has 122 turbines that are expected to generate 756MW, or more than 2,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) per year.

When fully operational, it will generate 4,000 gigawatt hours of green energy annually.

Equinix will take 20% of the electricity produced by GPWF’s east segment.

Source: Equinix

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