To transform into a sustainable company, HP signed a 12-year power purchase agreement for 112MW of wind power with SunEdison. The 112MW wind facilities will completely power HP’s data center in Texas, offsetting over 340,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.
HP targets to reduce 20% of operations greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020 compared to the emission volume in 2010. The PPA with SunEdison’s wind facility will help HP to reach its GHG reduction goal for fiscal year 2015.
HP’s purchase enabled SunEdison to begin construction on the South Plains II wind farm in Texas, which will have a total of 300MW capacity. The wind farm is on the Call Right Project List for TerraForm Power, and TerraForm Power intends to acquire this asset once operational in 2016.
"This agreement represents the latest step we are taking on HP's journey to reduce our carbon footprint across our entire value chain, while creating a stronger, more resilient company and a sustainable world," said Gabi Zedlmayer, vice president and chief progress officer, Corporate Affairs, HP. "It's an important milestone in driving HP Living Progress as we work to create a better future for everyone through our actions and innovations."
Currently, HP operates five data centers across Texas. These data centers support HP’s entire internal global information technology (IT) requirements and delivery of IT services to part of HP customers. The dear with SunEdison marks the first utility-scale renewable energy purchase by HP, and lustrates the company's holistic approach to developing a sustainable cloud.
(Graphic: HP Living Progress)