Equinix: Equinix pushes ahead with green energy deal

Jan 12, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Equinix has signed a green energy deal it has announced. By penning a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Neoen and Prokon, Equinix will be provided with 85% of the energy produced by the 35MW Björkliden wind farm in the municipality of Närpes, in the western region of Ostrobothnia. 

This announcement reportedly aligns with the company's pledge to use renewable energy across its entire portfolio by 2030.

Speaking about the deal and how it fits in with the company's sustainability goals, Sami Holopainen, Managing Director, Finland at Equinix, commented: "At Equinix, we are committed to achieving our long-term goal of 100 percent clean and renewable energy across our portfolio of over 235 data centres around the world."

Adding: "With the support of Neoen and Prokon in Finland, we are one step further to accomplishing that and our pledge to become climate neutral globally by 2030 and achieve our science-based targets."

Meanwhile, Jerri Loikkanen, Managing Director of Neoen Finland, said: "We are delighted to see global companies like Equinix committing to Finnish wind power and honoured that they have selected Neoen to provide renewable energy to the five leading data centers Equinix operates in the country."