Scala Data Centers, a sustainable hyperscale data centre developed by Digital Bridge has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with ENGIE Brasil Energia. The contract, which extends Scala’s commitment to 100 percent renewable energy for another five years, ensures the delivery of more than 1,600 GWh of clean energy by 2033, enough to power a city of 700,000 people for a year.
The deal with ENGIE reaffirms the company’s commitment to shift to sustainable grounds. In Latin America, Scala Data Centers is at the forefront of the sustainability drive among information technology companies. Scala became the first Latin American data centre provider to operate entirely on renewable and certified energy since sustainability has always been ingrained in the company’s DNA.
In the last five years, multinational technology companies have been responsible for half of all PPAs signed around the world. According to recent statements, Google has been using renewable energy since 2007, and has managed to achieve global carbon neutrality ten years later. Amazon has just pledged to emit zero carbon by 2040 and to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. Oracle has increased its commitment to sustainability by vowing to run its global operations entirely on renewable energy by 2025.
Scala offers colocation services for hyperscale customers, service providers and cloud software, and large companies. Scala was created to meet and exceed the growing demand for digital access in Latin America.