Today, Iron Mountain announced it will begin tracking the hourly renewable content of the energy used in several of its data centers. Thus, the company will team up with RPD Energy and Direct Energy to source 100 percent renewable energy. In fact, this will help match the hourly usage renewable energy load of electricity in more than 60 Iron Mountain’s facilities in PA and NJ.
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Iron Mountain adds renewable energy tracking at its data centers
Iron Mountain today announced it will track the hourly renewable content of the energy used at its data centers. Accordingly, the company is teaming with RPD Energy and Direct Energy to source 100 percent renewable energy.
In fact, this will help the company match the hourly usage in more than 60 Iron Mountain’s facilities in PA and NJ. For instance, the partnership will track the company’s data centers in Edison, New Jersey and Boyers, Pennsylvania.
According to the Company, matching the usage on an hourly basis will improve current renewable power solutions.
Moreover, tracking hourly usage from the generator “demonstrates a future view of how firms can transition to truly carbon-free energy supply.”
“Iron Mountain is seeking to move beyond the conventional approach of matching renewable power on an annual basis; to matching renewable power generation with its hourly energy use;” said Chris Pennington, Global Energy Manager at Iron Mountain Data Centers.
Reception and partnerships
Thus, “this is ultimately the path needed to decarbonize energy use. Moreover, we are proud to push the marketplace and be at the forefront of embracing and adopting this unique approach. Besides, we believe that RPD and Direct Energy have assembled a highly repeatable product. In fact, this will become a readily available retail product.”
Furthermore, Iron Mountain seeks to bring similar capabilities to its multi-tenant data centers. Therefore, the initiative brings together multiple partners to manage the diverse facets of the renewable energy supply chain.
For instance, RPD will work with Direct Energy, which sells energy in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Hence, the partnership will provide Iron Mountain a monthly report to document the match of average hourly generation. Besides, it will provide its actual hourly offtake from the grid.
Moreover, the company will maintain the integrity of the renewable impact of the transaction with credits provided via EDP Renewables North America.
“We hope transactions like these can demonstrate that the market is capable of greater flexibility to meet increasingly aggressive demands for truly 24/7 renewable power;” said Eric Alam, CEO of RPD Energy. Therefore, “RPD Energy’s role was to identify the right committed generator and retail supplier to ensure that Iron Mountain could achieve a truly unique outcome.”