Transactions - MAY 13, 2022

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Digital Realty contracts 158MW of solar power in California, Georgia

by Kali Persall

Digital Realty is contracting for 158 megawatts of new solar power in California and Georgia, in line with its goal of achieving 100-percent renewable electricity.

The contracts include a 12-year agreement to support the development of a new 130-megawatt utility-scale solar project in Kern County, Calif. The project, developed by Terra-Gen, is one of the largest solar-plus-storage projects in the world and is expected to be completed late in 2022.

In addition, Digital Realty is subscribing to Georgia Power's Customer Renewable Supply Procurement program. The company will receive 28 megawatts of new solar supply to support its Atlanta data-center portfolio. The energy will be generated by new solar facilities located in Georgia. The program is expected to begin delivering power and renewable-energy certificates to Digital Realty in 2024.

“These efforts are part of our strategy to reduce our carbon footprint,” said A. William Stein, CEO of Digital Realty. “W

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