Meeting the Renewable Energy Needs of our Customers

Many of our customers seek to power their data centres with renewable energy from resources such as hydro, wind, solar and biomass. We work with utility companies, project developers, and energy producers to create solutions that meet the clean energy objectives of our clients.

Our fuel mix continues to incorporate carbon-free and renewable resources supplied by wind, solar, and hydro facilities. Both our Colocation and Interconnectivity Business and our EMEA portfolio are now 100% renewable. The U.S. EPA has recognized our efforts on this front, listing Digital Realty as one of the top 100 largest buyers of renewable energy on their national Top 100 list. As of year end 2018, we had 288 MW of new solar and wind power under contract.

Additional information about our efforts can be found in our ESG report.

Key Initiatives

Programme Goal Performance

Global Renewable Energy

Long-term goal of making 100% renewable energy available to customers

Procured more than 833 GWh of above-baseline utility renewables in 2018

Colocation Business Clean Energy Offset 100% of Colocation business electricity footprint Sourced utility-scale renewable energy project to meet 100% of current U.S. Colocation business electricity footprint in 2016. Ongoing attainment of 100% renewable supply in 2017 and 2018.

EMEA Clean Energy

Offset 100% of EMEA electricity footprint

Sourced utility-scale renewable energy project to meet 100% of current EMEA electricity footprint in 2018

Arizona Green Tariff

New renewable energy supply

Contracted to meet a portion of data center energy needs from a 100-megawatt solar plant to be built in Arizona

Northern California Clean Energy Supply

Expand use of zero carbon and renewable energy

San Francisco and Oakland, CA data centers supplied by carbon-free and renewable supply via municipal and community choice aggregation suppliers

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