Technology companies with significant data center operations are responsible for more than 16,600 megawatts of the approximately 26,000 megawatts of total renewable capacity contracted for under corporate power purchase agreements in the United States to date.
Data centers are physical facilities where equipment is centralized for the purpose of storing and allowing access to large amounts of data.
In 2018, the world’s data centers consumed about 1% of all electricity consumed that year worldwide. The percentage has remained more or less constant despite the increase in number of data centers, and the increase in volumes processed at existing data centers, as data centers are becoming more efficient energy users.
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