Meta is one of the largest corporate buyers of renewable energy. We are driving the transition to renewable energy in our communities by selecting projects that are on the same electricity grids as our data centers.
At the end of 2021, we had contracts in place for more than 7,500 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind energy across our global portfolio. Of that, over 4,900 MW of new renewable energy is now operating. 4,900 MW of renewable energy is enough to power 3.6 million U.S. homes.
Enabling the Transition to Renewable Energy
Not all utilities offer electric rates (or “tariffs,” as utilities call them) that allow customers to support their facilities with renewable energy. When this is the case, we work with utility partners to create new green tariffs or design other new renewable energy arrangements.
These utility-sponsored programs allow corporate customers to purchase renewable energy and renewable energy credits via their retail electricity service and address their sustainability goals.
The green tariffs and renewable energy arrangements we have supported account for over 4,000 MW of new wind and solar capacity, enough to power more than 2.9 million U.S. homes.
Adding energy storage to the grid is an important tool that enables utilities to move the electricity produced from a solar project, for instance, into times of the day when sunshine is not available. This provides greater reliability and flexibility to the utility system and enables a much lower carbon footprint, as utilities integrate even more renewable energy on their grids.
Near our Los Lunas data center in Valencia County, New Mexico, we partnered with our local utility, Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), to add 50 MW of battery storage alongside the addition of 240 MW of solar through our innovative green tariff.
We have worked with utility partners, PNM and Tennessee Valley Authority, to add 130 MW of battery energy storage to the grid in New Mexico, Kentucky and Mississippi.
Advancing Industry Standards
As a founding member of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), a strategic partner of RE-Source (a European platform for corporate renewable energy sourcing), and a member of RE100 (a global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity), we work with an extensive network of other companies to scale corporate procurement of clean energy across industries.
Download case studies to learn more about how we are advancing renewable energy.
2021 Sustainability Report
We envision a just and equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy, and are working to scale inclusive solutions that help create a healthier planet for all.