Equinix is the first in France to participate in the EDF renewable energy programme ‘Certificats Equilibre’
Paris – May 16, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced that it has signed an agreement with EDF Entreprises to boost the use of renewable energy at its three International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Paris. As part of the agreement, Equinix has purchased 45,000 of EDF’s ‘Certificats Equilibre,’ ensuring the use of renewable energy across three French data centers.
For every ‘Certificats Equilibre’ purchased, EDF injects one MWh of power from renewable sources into its network. This enables 45GWh of the power supplied to Equinix Paris IBX data centers to be emission-free, which is equivalent to approximately 50 percent of the total power consumption. EDF’s ‘Certificats Equilibre’ initiative is strictly controlled and audited by Observ’ER, an independent certification organization.
“Equinix has a considerable need for power and uses state-of-the-art technology within our data centers to consume energy efficiently. Furthermore, we recognize it is important to adopt and promote the use of renewable energy,” said Michel Brignano, Managing Director of Equinix France. “Equinix is the first data center provider in France to make such a substantial commitment to the use of renewable power sources. Our customers are very positive about Equinix’s plans to use renewable energy as they are equally focused on reducing CO2 emissions. We are excited about this relationship between EDF and Equinix and are confident it will help support our growing business in the most sustainable way possible.”
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. More than 3,350 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 650 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 37 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com
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