Zayo Group Holdings buys renewable energy to power 5 data centers

Thursday July 6, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Zayo Group, TJ Karklins, zColo, EPA Green Power Partnership

BOULDER -- Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) announced it has purchased 86 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy certificates to power five of its zColo data centers in Illinois, Texas and New Jersey.Zayo_logoUSE

The purchase is part of Zayo’s new emphasis on sustainability, which includes the support of green, renewable energy alternatives. The renewable energy certificate program is expected to result in significant annual savings, Zayo said.

As a result of the purchase, Zayo said it is now an EPA Green Power Partner. Green power is zero-emissions electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass and low-impact hydro.

Zayo said using green power helps accelerate development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints.

"EPA applauds Zayo Group Holdings for its commitment to using green power and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said James Critchfield, program manager of EPA’s Green Power Partnership.

"Zayo is demonstrating leadership by furthering the case for accessible, affordable green power use and provides an excellent example for other businesses in the tech and telecom sector.”

“Sustainability is aligned with our values at Zayo and addresses our customers’ requests for green power and other environmentally responsible practices,” said TJ Karklins, senior VP of Zayo’s zColo business segment.

“This initiative represents a vital next step in our long-term commitment to sustainability.”

zColo has other projects underway in its 46 data centers to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption, including upgraded power and HVAC components, airflow management upgrades, lighting retrofits and other improvements.

For more information about zColo, visit zayo.com.