CyrusOne: CyrusOne collaborates with Gexa Energy for wind and solar energy

Apr 22, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

CyrusOne, a signatory and founding member of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, has announced that it is collaborating with Gexa Energy following the signing of a new power purchase agreement (PPA). Through this agreement, the data center company will be provided with wind and solar power for its data centers in Carrollton, Allen, and Lewisville. Currently, the company has achieved 100% renewable energy at its Dallas headquarters. 

In total, the PPA will result in a solar offtake of 30MW (~75,000 MWh) and wind offtake comprising 10MW (~33,000 Mwh). This is 85% of CyrusOne’s ERCOT deregulated load in North Texas being supplied by renewable energy sources by the end of 2023.

Speaking about the collaboration, Todd Masters, Director of Power and Energy at CyrusOne, commented: “CyrusOne’s collaboration with Gexa Energy helps solidify our presence in Texas as a leader in renewable energy solutions. This purchase is another important step in our transition to 100 percent sustainable power through deregulated markets.”

Meanwhile, Brian Landrum, President of Gexa Energy, which has been working with CyrusOne since 2020, said: “Gexa Energy is proud to work with CyrusOne on this innovative retail and renewables structure, tailored to achieve their sustainability goals. Incorporating new renewable assets as part of a retail electric supply agreement provides the benefit of a long-term renewable transaction without the complications and risk of a traditional PPA.”