Zayo has done a deal for renewable energy for its colocation division. The Boulder-based infrastructure provider has purchased 86 million kilowatt hours of energy certificates.
That will be enough to power five zColo data centers, specifically ones in Illinois, Texas, and New Jersey and to give them EPA Green Power Partner status. Zayo has projects underway to improve its energy consumption patterns across its entire footprint of 46 data centers in 30 markets.
Buying renewable energy certificates has been one way for colocation providers to 'greenify' their infrastructure despite limited choices of where the actual power they use comes from. In Zayo's case, the company also expects to derive significant annual savings as it encourages the ongoing shift to renewable sources of energy.