Creating a Comprehensive Renewable Energy Strategy to Address Cost, Risk and Customer Acquisition

Christen Blum, VP, Renewables & Analytics Advisory, Edison Energy Data centres are among the fastest growing sectors in the world where incumbents and new entrants compete on cost, performance, and service. In this hyper competitive environment, having a comprehensive long-term energy procurement strategy is critical to sustainable growth. Data centres that do not consider climate impact or renewable goals in procurement activities ignore long-term trends toward scope 3 emission reduction among large customers and create risk of future negative publicity for the company.