Dell headquarters is now completely green-powered
Dell is powering 100 percent of its 2.1 million square
foot global headquarters campus, home to more than 10,000 employees,
with 100 percent green power, the latest step in meeting the company’s
2008 carbon neutral commitment.
“It’s time for our industry to take a lead role in creating a clean energy
future,” said Paul Bell, president, Dell Americas.
Dell is using all of the power generated from Waste Management’s Austin
Community Landfill gas-to-energy plant, meeting 40 percent of Dell headquarters’
campus power needs. The remaining 60 percent comes from existing wind
farms and is provided by TXU Energy.
Dell is also increasing green power use for its Austin Parmer Campus
from 8 to 17 percent. The company is a participant in Austin Energy’s
GreenChoice® power program. Dell is powering its Twin Falls, Idaho, facility
with 100 percent green power, 97 percent of which is wind power and three
Increased efficiency and reduced electricity use already implemented
on Dell’s central Texas campuses are expected to save the company nearly
$2 million annually. The purchase of green power gives Dell price certainty
on its operational costs for power, and the company expects cost benefits
in the future.