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Data centers to get green energy after Cyxtera and NextEra agreement

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Data centers across the U.S. and globally will receive renewable energy, as Cyxtera, global leader in data center colocation and interconnection services, today announced it selected NextEra Energy Resources, as its preferred supplier of green energy.

Firstly, the selection of NextEra Energy Resources will also help Cyxtera to accelerate the achieving of its sustainability goals.

Secondly, the supply agreement will have NextEra Energy, through one of its subsidiaries, installing renewable energy distributed generation systems; at data centers across Cyxtera’s existing footprint in North America.

Thirdly, companies will work together to explore other renewable and clean energy projects; including the development of next-generation data centers; those will leverage from the latest environmentally friendly technology and renewable energy provided by NextEra Energy Resources.

Moreover, NextEra will deliver distributed power generation systems to the 200 megawatts of power capacity across Cyxtera’s data center footprint in the United States; particularly.

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200MW of data centers in the U.S. to receive green electricity

In addition, Nelson Fonseca, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cyxtera, said. “It’s exciting to be working with NextEra Energy Resources; a company that also shares our passion for finding innovative solutions for customers in our respective industries.”

He also remarked. “As a company committed to 100% carbon neutrality; operating our global data center platform as efficiently as possible is a critical focus for us at Cyxtera. By partnering with a proven leader in clean energy, we also intend to accelerate our shift to renewable energy and help reduce our carbon footprint.”

On the other hand, Matt Ulman, vice president of distributed generation for NextEra Energy, commented. “NextEra Energy Resources is also pleased to be working with Cyxtera to help it achieve its sustainability goals.”

He also remarked. “Our strategic investment in the SVAC private placement reflects our belief that colocation providers such as Cyxtera are well positioned for future growth.”

Finally, one of the subsidiaries of NextEra Energy, subscribed for $20 million of the $250 million Class A common stock PIPE offering; to be issued by Starboard Value Acquisition Corp (SVAC). Which has a pending merger with Cyxtera for $3,4 billion.

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