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CoreSite's Northern Virginia campus reaches 100% renewable energy status

Campus is comprised of three operating data centres (VA1, VA2, and VA3) and scalable to provide over 100 megawatts of capacity at full buildout.

By João Marques Lima

Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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November 30, 2021 | 12:52 AM GMT

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), recently acquired by American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) for US$10.1 billion, said its VA3 data centre is now powered by 100% renewable energy through Dominion Energy’s 100% Renewable Energy ProgramSM.

CoreSite’s VA3 data centre is its newest purpose-built, enterprise-class facility on its Northern Virginia campus, and together with VA1 and VA2 currently comprise the operator’s Reston data centre campus.

The new voluntary energy program enables CoreSite to provide customers with the ability to support the continued development of local renewable energy sources and ensure a diverse fuel mix in the Northern Virginia market.

The portfolio for Dominion Energy’s 100% Renewable Energy ProgramSM currently includes locally-sourced solar, hydroelectric, and biomass energy.

All of CoreSite’s new and existing customers deployed at its VA3 data centre can claim 100% renewable power.

Paul Szurek, CoreSite’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “CoreSite is committed to seeking out the least carbon-intensive energy sources wherever feasible, which in turn supports its customers’ economic goals.

“We are excited to support the development of local renewable energy sources in the Northern Virginia market and to take this additional step in CoreSite’s sustainability journey by achieving 100% renewable power at our VA3 data centre.”

CoreSite’s Northern Virginia data centre campus, comprised of three operating data centres (VA1, VA2, and VA3) and scalable to provide over 100 megawatts of capacity at full buildout, provides direct, low-latency access to all major cloud service providers, which are natively deployed within its Reston data centre campus.

The interconnected campus provides access to the cloud, network, and managed service providers needed to build and deploy a holistic hybrid and multi-cloud solution in a secure, dense, and scalable environment.

Enterprises and government agencies, including those system integrators that support the government agencies, also often rely on their strategic vendors, such as CoreSite, to address their sustainability and renewable energy goals.

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