May 2008

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 percent solar.

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.