Markley Group closes PPA with Borrego to offset data centers needs

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Markley Group, a provider of mission-critical data center facilities, cloud computing, and network services, announced this Wednesday it entered a community solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Borrego; a leading developer, EPC, and O&M provider for large-scale renewable energy projects throughout the United States.

Firstly, under the agreement, Markley will purchase half of the power from 80 megawatts (MW); of community solar projects in the Eversource utility territory Borrego developed.

Moreover, the agreement highlights Markley’s commitment to prioritizing green initiatives and renewable energy projects. The agreement is also part of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. This program intends to create a long-term sustainable solar incentive platform that promotes cost-effective solar development in the Commonwealth.

Jeffrey Flanagan, Executive Vice President, Markley Group said about the PPA. “Partnering with Borrego allows us to offset our electricity use from 10 solar projects and further support the development of solar energy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

He also remarked. “As with most forms of technology and infrastructure, data centers must constantly evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of enterprises; and equally important, the environment. At Markley, we are continuously evaluating how we can minimize our impact on the environment to better serve our customers.”

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Markley Group will help accelerate development of solar energy in Massachusetts

On the other hand, Jared Connell, Borrego vice president of development, said. “Data centers are large energy users but don’t often have space on-site for a large enough solar system to offset their use. Markley’s ability to reduce their energy costs and enhance their sustainability efforts through community solar is a relatively novel approach.”

He also remarked. “These projects will help accelerate the growth of solar energy in Massachusetts, while also demonstrating the value of renewables to the tech sector in creative ways.”

Furthermore, Steve Roberson, President, Atlas Retail Energy (ARE), Markley’s energy advisory firm since 2016, noted. “Given the size of Markley’s energy needs, there was a high level of complexity involved in identifying a solution in the marketplace that aligned with their corporate objectives and future growth mandates.”

Finally, he concluded. “ARE’s deep relationships within the renewable space allowed this project to come together in a seamless manner.”

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