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Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, began to power a segment of its New Jersey and Pennsylvania operations with local wind energy in March under a new supply agreement arranged by Renewable Power Direct (RPD), the national green power marketer. Under the agreement, Leeward Renewable Energy, through its Jersey-Atlantic Wind (JAW) generating facility, will be the source of physical power to cover a portion of Iron Mountain’s electric load and advance corporate sustainability goals.

“The power purchase that RPD sourced will assist Iron Mountain in meeting its goals under the EPA’s Green Power Partnership,” said Kevin Hagen, Director of Corporate Responsibility for Iron Mountain. “We’re pleased to help pioneer this new product offer from RPD. They are giving us a practical way to buy the green electricity for our immediate needs in the right quantity, at the right time, in the right place and at the right price to help us meet our financial and environmental goals. This is a key objective for us as we address our immediate priorities for sustainability while continuing to invest in longer-term strategies for the future.”

“Iron Mountain is helping corporate America implement new models for switching to renewable energy,” said Gregory C. Staple, Chairman of RPD. “RPD pioneered medium-term energy purchasing options, so that any business can benefit from directly buying green power. As Iron Mountain has shown, RPD’s contracts can also be a great complement to a company’s longer term power purchase agreements,” said Staple. “We expect RPD’s approach will grow the demand for renewable power across the business spectrum.”

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Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) is switching its Dallas-area campus to wind power as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency.

The Intuit site in Plano, a Dallas suburb, houses about 500 employees in the company’s Accountant and Advisor Group, which offers products and services to professional accountants. The location is one of Intuit’s largest electricity users, and is the first to be powered through an offsite renewable energy agreement. Following the switchover on Oct. 1, the facility will be 100 percent powered by wind energy, reducing its carbon footprint to zero.

The electricity and associated Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are being sourced by Renewable Power Direct, LLC, a wholesale green energy marketer, under a multi-year agreement with an existing Texas wind farm. RPD’s retail electricity partner, XOOM Energy, LLC, will provide the retail service delivery to Intuit’s campus.

“Electricity usage accounts for almost 40 percent of Intuit’s overall carbon footprint,” said Sean Kinghorn, Intuit’s senior sustainability program manager. “We have set a goal of reducing our absolute carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2020 with a baseline year of 2012. RPD’s ability to creatively supply our Texas campus with 100 percent clean power will significantly reduce our company’s carbon footprint and is one of several steps that we are taking to increase our use of on-site and off-site renewable energy.”

A growing number of companies are realizing that they can convert to wind power without investing in expensive facilities. “Our business with Intuit shows that companies can now get the renewable power they want without having to buy a whole wind farm or solar park,” said Phil Minick, RPD’s director of marketing. “RPD expects to see similar types of green power purchases by other major brands soon.”

Renewable Power Direct (RPD) announced an alliance today with XOOM Energy to provide commercial and industrial customers with delivery options for renewable electricity in the Texas, New York, New England and Mid Atlantic markets that are open for retail access.

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On February 2, 2015, the Rocky Mountain Institute announced the launch of the Business Renewables Center (BRC), a new national forum to spur corporate purchases of large-scale renewable energy. Renewable Power Direct is proud to be one of the BRC’s founding members, and to join with over 20  major corporate buyers, project developers and service providers in this innovative venture.

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More and more companies are looking at renewable power to meet their needs, But how much electricity can wind and solar really deliver ?

These two new infographics from Renewable Power Direct provide some answers. Please get in touch if you’d like to learn more about how your company can switch to green power.

How Much Electricity Does A Wind Farm Provide?

How Much Electricity Does A Wind Farm Provide?

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How Much Electricity Does a Solar Farm Provide?

How Much Electricity Does a Solar Farm Provide?

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RPD’s model for providing green electricity directly to large users received a major boost in December 2013 when the White House provided written guidance to federal agencies on meeting the 2020 renewable energy target of 20% that President Obama has adopted. A new Presidential Memorandum, issued on December 5, states that when agencies cannot install renewable power on-site, they should give priority to the bundled purchase of green electricity and the corresponding renewable energy certificates (RECs) — that is, follow the RPD approach, rather than simply purchasing stand-alone RECs.

For more details, see the Presidential Memorandum — Federal Leadership on Energy Management.