Casino powers data with renewable energy
Wynn Macau and Star World casino, photo by Flickr user jgmarcelino
Wynn Las Vegas’ IT infrastructure is now being powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
The move represents the company’s latest step in the company’s ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint and increase clean energy use across multiple areas of the resort, according to a release.
Wynn’s IT setup is housed at the data center of Switch’s Core Campus. Switch is a technology infrastructure corporation.
By changing to renewable energy, Wynn retired more than 835 geothermal and solar renewable energy credits in 2016, and expects to retire more than 850 in 2017.
The project comes on the heels of Wynn's advancements in clean energy use, including the installation of 103,000 square feet of solar panels on its rooftop and the debut of the Wynn solar facility, a new 160-acre solar complex in Fallon, Nev.
Dedicated solely to Wynn Las Vegas, the Wynn solar facility offsets up to 75 percent of the resort's peak power requirements. This is the largest percentage of renewable energy used by any resort in Las Vegas, and an industry first for a gaming operator in Nevada, the release said.
The facility eventually will power Wynn's newest 280,000-square-foot meeting and convention expansion with 100 percent renewable energy.
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