SAN ANTONIO, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CityNAP, San Antonio's first
carrier neutral Network Access Point (NAP,) fulfills 100% of its energy
needs using CPS Energy Windtricity. The partnership between CPS Energy and
CityNAP now makes CityNAP the first 100% green-energy supplied Data Center
in Texas, and one of just a few in the county. Additionally, CityNAP has
taken extra steps in reducing its power consumption requirements by
upgrading its florescent lights and HVAC systems to conform to the latest
energy efficiency standards laid out by the EPA.
After formally opening its doors this fall, CityNAP is making a clear
statement to the community and industry at large. "It's something that
we've discussed from the beginning, as centers such as ours are very
necessary but consume a great deal of power. We want to be good a corporate
citizen and though this is a big step we felt it's a step we just had to
take," said Frank Robles president of CityNAP. The news of the announcement
has already gotten people in the industry to stand up and take notice. "We
are working on some projects currently that involve similarly-minded
companies, which is very exciting as these kinds of actions create a ripple
effect that reaches farther than anyone could imagine," said Mr. Robles.
With clients that include some of the worlds top technology companies
Mr. Robles should know what he is talking about. "Sustainability and green
business practices make good business sense! People who are not cognoscente
of these issues are certainly going to be scrambling for solutions later."
Windtricity spokesperson Julia Jones considers what Mr. Robles has done
to be "above and beyond" and is hopeful that CityNAP's commitment will "set
a precedence here in San Antonio". "Not only do we thank CityNAP for its
support but we hope that this announcement challenges the rest of the
business community to do the same."
CityNAP is also now recognized as an EPA green power partner. "EPA
applauds CityNAP for joining more than 650 Green Power Partners who are
making leading purchases of green power," said Bill Wehrum, acting
assistant administrator of EPA's office of air and radiation. "Green power
can be one of the easiest ways for an organization to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions and other environmental impacts associated with conventional
CityNAP is revolutionizing business capabilities in San Antonio, Texas.
CityNAP San Antonio is a point of convergence for multiple fiber optic
networks and provides unrivaled security, power, infrastructure
flexibility, and customer service. The Tier 1 Network Access Point provides
premier collocation and interconnections in a neutral market place to
accommodate business needs. www.citynap.net
About CPS Energy's Windtricity
Windtricity is a product of CPS Energy that offers customers the
opportunity to offset their energy usage with wind generated energy. Since
2000, Windtricity customers have off set 23,987.9 MWh of their energy from
wind power produced right here in Texas. To find out how you or your
business can offset it's usage with wind power, visit Windtricity.com and
start supporting wind energy today.
About the U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership
EPA's Green Power Partnership encourages organizations to purchase
green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with
conventional electricity use. The Green Power Partnership currently has
hundreds of Partners voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt hours of
green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading
organizations such as Fortune 500 companies, small and medium sized
businesses, local, state, and federal governments, trade associations, as
well as colleges and universities. For a full listing of EPA's Green Power
Partners and information about buying green power, visit the Partnership's
Web site at http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/ .