Element Critical: Element Critical partner up with NextEra Energy for renewables

Feb 10, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

​​Element Critical has inked a clean energy deal with NextEra Energy Resources, which will provide the data center company with renewable energy. The power purchase agreement (PPA) between the two companies, will see Element Critical provided with power from an ERCOT-connected, Texas-based wind plant.

Speaking about the assistance NextEra Energy Resources has provided the company with, Ken Parent, CEO of Element Critical, said that it had been pivotal in "advising" its teams and "accelerating" its renewable energy initiatives." Parent continued: "We are excited to announce this first initiative as part of our goal to have 100% carbon offsets in place across our entire data centre portfolio by 2025."

That said, according to the company, it intends to go further than this PPA, with the broader goals of directly procuring and generating 100% zero-carbon energy via onsite generation projects and "direct utility provisioned 100% green energy by 2030." 

Shane Menking, COO of Element Critical, added: "Our enterprise customers are seeking to improve their sustainability performance, incorporating broader environmental concerns into their provider partnerships and purchasing decisions.

Further to this, he outlined: "Element Critical is now armed with a partner that will accelerate sustainability integration and create social value across our operations. Resolute environmental commitments are the future for our industry, and ultimately we are excited to be a part of creating a sustainable digital transformational journey for our customers."