: EdgeConneX Now Powering All of Its Data Centers With 100% Renewable Energy

Sep 13, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

EdgeConneX has shared that it is now powering all of its global data centers with 100% renewable energy. The company noted that it has achieved 100% carbon neutrality for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions as a result, with a significant 44% reduction in Scope 3 emissions.

The company was reportedly able to reach this goal with the assistance of AI. AI not only assisted the company in assessing workloads with different compute requirements and balancing power use over time, but it also allowed it to ensure maximum utilization of renewable energy sources. 

This achievement was shared in its recently released sustainability report, where it also highlighted that it had achieved 1.27 Operational Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). Further, it noted it had structured multiple innovative sustainability financings around achieving Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of its data centers, renewable electricity, and achieving safety goals.

“Our rich culture is focused on diversity, integrity, respect, and accountability. Sustainability is achieved through collaboration, not in isolation. In our view, the data centre industry must collectively and collaboratively address the need for sustainable solutions. These solutions are critical for the planet, its people, and the industry itself, which must make effective, efficient use of land, water, power, cooling, and remote operational technologies,” said Steven Sprokholt, Vice President, Programme Management, EdgeConneX.

Adding: "EdgeConneX is committed to working with the sustainability programmes crafted by our customers, partners, industry standards bodies, and competitors. We are closely aligned with our owners, EQT, on pursuing science-based sustainability goals, relying on global standards for guidance, and investing in innovations that will help us develop and deliver on even more aggressive commitments.” 

“Company-wide, we care for our Customers, People, and Planet by implementing a holistic ESG sustainability policy, with every role in every office committed to making EdgeConneX a leader in delivering sustainable solutions. Our customers are at the core of our DNA, as we work to exceed their requirements for practical, sustainable energy, water, land, and operations options. Combined, these tenants will enable us to deliver global solutions empowering services like machine learning, AI, cloud, content, and commerce while continuing to ensure that we are helping to lead the way for our industry to be a pivotal contributor to sustainable solutions worldwide,” commented Randy Brouckman, Co-founder and CEO, EdgeConneX.