Dell’s Oklahoma Facility to Run on Windpower

John Davis

dellDell Computer officials have announced their 240,000 square-foot campus in Oklahoma City will be powered entirely by wind energy.

This story from PC Magazine says the move boosts Dell’s renewable energy use by 35 percent nationwide and is part of the company’s overall goal of becoming the greenest technology company on Earth:

The Oklahoma City facility is gearing up to its part in a partnership with Oklahoma Gas and Electric company that aims to prevent 5,100 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year. By 2015 Dell expects to cut its worldwide operations’ emissions by 40 percent. This will be achieved via on-site renewable-energy generation, purchasing renewable energy certificates, and further collaboration with local utilities.

“Integrating green power into our operations wherever and whenever possible is a key environmental and business strategy,” said Dane Parker, director of environment, health and safety at Dell. “It’s critical that our industry take a leadership role in the transition to a green economy. Aggressive energy efficiency and renewable-power targets are essential.”