Aligned Energy has announced that it plans to match 100% of IT load across its data centres with renewable energy.
The data centre provider operates in Texas, Arizona, Utah, and Virginia and has disclosed its intention to now work with local utility providers and purchase bundled Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). The company also said that it will provide written attestation to its customers in accordance with FOIP’s (Future of Internet Power) documentation requirements for supplier-procured renewable energy.
“Aligned is committed to powering our data centre portfolio with renewable, clean energy and working with clients to achieve our shared carbon-reduction goals,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy.
“Our focus is to provide ultra-efficient, rapidly deployable, and sustainable data centre solutions that enable customers to scale easily and efficiently as their business grows, while supporting a clean energy future.”
Aligned’s cooling system requires up to 80% less energy and consumes up to 85% less water with the ability to run waterless, the company claims.
According to Aligned, its sustainability initiatives are driven by a cross-functional Sustainability Committee comprised of leadership from the Company’s Customer Experience, Design & Construction, Operations, Innovation and Technology, Finance, Audit and Compliance, and Branding divisions.
In addition, the company said that allowing customers to expand on-demand sustainably is an essential element of Aligned’s adaptive data centres, which features its Delta3 technology.
Other data center companies have also announced plans to fully run their facilities on renewable energy or at least REC-powered. QTS plans to make it to 100% by 2025, while Equinix says it is a “long-term goal,” and Digital Realty has its US retail colocation sites fully powered by renewable energy while global transition efforts are still underway.
With the company’s sustainability program, Aligned continues its commitment to the Future of Internet Power’s (FOIP) Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ Principles. Hence, maintaining its commitment to sustainable supply chain practices, data centre design, construction and interior fit-out, as well as operations.