Renewable energy for data centers
Renewable energy certificates, power purchase agreements and beyond
Sustainability is becoming a key issue for data center operators. Investors, customers and legislators are increasingly demanding carbon emissions reporting and 100% renewable energy use. Organizations risk charges of greenwashing if purchased renewable energy certificates are the main or only component of sustainability strategies; many are now using instruments such as power purchase agreements to procure renewable energy for their operations. Some industry leaders are also adding large-scale battery deployments for energy storage.