July 15 (Renewables Now) - US data centre solutions provider QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) on Friday announced it has become a member of the RE100 initiative after committing to source 100% renewable electricity for its operations by 2025.
The company, which has activities in North America and Europe, said that the goal is part of its sustainability strategy, which sets renewables as a main pillar of its plan. QTS already uses over 304 million kWh of green power annually, covering over 32% of its US business’ demand and was recently ranked by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the fourth largest user of green power among data center companies.
The Climate Group’s RE100 campaign brings together businesses committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2050.
Presently, QTS covers the electricity consumption of its Chicago, Piscataway and Irving data centres entirely from renewable energy sources, and more will follow. According to Sam Kimmins, head of RE100, the company is thus “demonstrating a focus on sustainable energy resources is good for business and leading the industry to a clean energy future."