Iron Mountain Makes Big Wind Power Purchase

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By Editors of Power Engineering

Iron Mountain, a global storage and information management service firm, has agreed to purchase up to 100,000 MWh of power from the in-development Amazon Wind Farm Texas.

This purchase could provide up to 30 percent of the power needed for North American operations, including its 75 Texas facilities and more in other states.

“Power consumption is an expensive and resource-consuming part of our global operational footprint, and one of the areas we’ve targeted as an opportunity to transform our business,” said Ty Ondatje, senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility and chief diversity officer, Iron Mountain. “Renewable energy strategies, along with energy efficiency, are at the heart of our efforts to deliver both savings back to the company and look for opportunities to innovate.

Iron Mountain has also signed a 15-year agreement with a wind farm in Ringer Hill, Pennsylvania, as well as ongoing investments in solar projects throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company estimates to have renewable sources for two-thirds of its electricity load by 2018.

Amazon Wind Farm Texas, a 253-MW, 100 turbine wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, is set for completion next year. 

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