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Equinix Advances Sustainability Program with Clean Energy from Iberdrola Renewables

Equinix Advances Sustainability Program with Clean Energy from Iberdrola Renewables

Global Interconnection and Data Center Operator to Power Certain U.S. Facilities with Wind

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April 22, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Iberdrola Renewables today announced a long-term agreement to supply several U.S.-based Equinix data centers with clean, renewable energy from Iberdrola Renewables’ fleet of wind farms. Equinix met more than 30% of its global electricity requirements in 2014 through renewable energy purchases and is continually evaluating the energy efficiency of its data centers in order to reduce power use.

“We design, build, and operate data centers with high energy efficiency standards and have a long-term goal of using 100 percent clean and renewable energy across our global platform,” said Sam Kapoor, chief global operations officer for Equinix, Inc. “Partnering with Iberdrola Renewables is another innovative way to reduce our environmental footprint and meet the needs of our customers.”

Iberdrola Renewables will supply wind-generated renewable energy credits (RECs) from a variety of facilities in its U.S. fleet, with wind farms in Washington, Oregon, and Texas supplying the bulk of the transaction.

Equinix and Iberdrola Renewables are also assisting customers in purchasing specific renewable products that meet their individual sustainability program needs. Recently, Equinix and Iberdrola Renewables successfully collaborated to supply renewable energy to a global cloud-services company. As of today, the customer’s footprint at Equinix is 100% carbon-free, supplied by California “Bucket I” Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from Iberdrola Renewables’ Juniper Canyon Wind Project. This type of product is the major source for California-based utilities to meet Renewable Portfolio Standards.

“Our distinctive capabilities match up beautifully with the data services Equinix delivers to their customers including cutting edge, competitive technology that is clean and sustainable,” said Kourtney Nelson, renewable originator at Iberdrola Renewables. “We’re excited to work with Equinix to help deliver on their long-term sustainability and carbon footprint goals.”

Iberdrola Renewables, LLC is the U.S. renewable energy division of parent company IBERDROLA, S.A., an energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Iberdrola Renewables, LLC is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and has more than $10 billion of operating assets totaling more than 6,000 MW of wind and solar generation. www.iberdrolarenewables.us

Media Contacts:

Art Sasse, Iberdrola Renewables, 503-796-7740

Liam Rose, Equinix, 1-650-598-6590

About Avangrid

About Avangrid: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $44 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: networks and renewables. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Through its renewables business, Avangrid owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. Avangrid employs approximately 8,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2024, Avangrid ranked first among utilities and 12 overall. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024 for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. Avangrid is a member of the group of companies controlled by Iberdrola, S.A. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.

 

About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.

With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

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