Digital Realty has signed Power Purchase Agreements for solar energy in California and Georgia.

The company this week announced that it is contracting for 158MW of new solar power with Terra-Gen and Georgia Power.

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The contracts include a 12-year agreement with Terra-Gen to support the development of the 130MW Edwards Sanborn Solar Storage energy project in Kern County, California; the site is expected to be completed in late-2022.

The data center firm is also subscribing to Georgia Power's Customer Renewable Supply Procurement program. The company will receive 28MW of new solar supply to support its Atlanta data center portfolio and will be generated by new solar facilities located in Georgia. The program is expected to begin delivering power and renewable energy certificates to Digital Realty in 2024.

"These efforts are part of our strategy to reduce our carbon footprint," said Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein. "We are demonstrating that the data center industry is a key part of the transition to a digital economy that is powered by clean energy."

Digital Realty has committed to reducing its Scope 1 and 2 emissions (direct and indirect emissions) by 68 percent and Scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions in its value chain) by 24 percent by 2030.

Georgia Power has previously signed a 350MW PPA with QTS to power its Atlanta facilities.

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