March 2010 - IBM Corporation has registered Energy Efficiency Certificates (EECs) with APX North American Renewables Registry (NARR). Each EEC represents one megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy saved. IBM's EECs are derived from a project at its data center in Ontario, Canada, which is expected to save over 1,000 MWh annually. The savings are the result of the first phase of a virtualization and server consolidation project. In 2010, IBM plans to expand the project and estimates it will save 2,700 MWh annually. Neuwing Energy Ventures conducted an independent audit and verification of permanent reductions.
News Release - APX's North American Renewables Registry Infrastructure Extended to Envery Efficiency Markets
APX Contact: Kenneth Lopian, 201-748-7979
April 2006 - The U.S. Air Force retained its place at the top of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of the "Top 25" national purchasers in the Green Power Partnership. The Air Force purchases more than one billion kWh of renewable energy annually.
Two new Partners made the list: IBM Corporation (No. 10) and Northwestern University (tie for No. 22). Other significant movement within the list includes Johnson & Johnson claiming the No. 3 spot and the University of Pennsylvania climbing to No. 8 from its previous position, tied for No. 20. Combined, the Top 25 purchases amount to 3.6 billion kWh of green power annually or approximately 73% of green power purchases made by all Partners.
Additional Information - Top 25 Partners
EPA Contact: Matt Clouse (202) 343-9004