Zayo buys renewable energy to power 5 data centers

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

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.

As a result of Zayo´s purchase, the company 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. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints.

Zayo Group Holdings provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world´s businesses.

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,400 Partner organizations voluntarily using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of organizations such as Fortune 500® companies; small and medium sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; and colleges and universities.