Luxury resort Wynn Las Vegas has announced that its IT infrastructure, housed at Switch’s Core Campus data center in Las Vegas, is being powered by 100% renewable energy.
This is the latest step in Wynn’s ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint and increase clean energy use across multiple areas of the resort.
Switch was able to retire over 835 geothermal and solar renewable energy credits (RECs) in 2016 and expects to retire over 850 in 2017 on behalf of Wynn Las Vegas. Independently tracked and verified, each REC is proof that one megawatt-hour of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource and delivered to the energy grid.
“Switch shares the same commitment to protecting our planet’s resources and provides us with smart and eco-friendly energy solutions as the resort continues to grow,” says Erik Hansen, director of energy procurement for Wynn Las Vegas.
“We are pleased that Switch’s commitment to clean energy aligns with our important clients like Wynn Las Vegas,” adds Adam Kramer, Switch’s executive vice president of Strategy. “Having their data running in our data centers helps Wynn achieve its own sustainability goals.”
The news comes on the heels of Wynn’s latest advancements in clean energy use, including the installation of 103,000 square feet of solar panels on its rooftop and the debut of the Wynn Solar Facility, a 160-acre solar complex in Fallon, Nev.
Dedicated entirely to Wynn Las Vegas, the Wynn Solar Facility offsets up to 75% of the resort’s peak power requirements. The facility will eventually power Wynn’s newest 280,000-square-foot meetings and conventions expansion with 100% renewable energy.