LAS VEGAS (April 5, 2018) — Wynn Las Vegas is pleased to announce that its IT infrastructure, housed at Switch’s Core Campus data center in Las Vegas, is being powered by 100 percent renewable energy. This is the latest step in Wynn’s ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint and increase clean energy use across multiple areas of the resort.
Switch was able to retire over 835 geothermal and solar renewable energy credits in 2016, and expects to retire over 850 in 2017, on behalf of Wynn Las Vegas. Independently tracked and verified, each renewable energy credit is proof that one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource and delivered to the energy grid.
“Switch shares the same commitment to protecting our planet’s resources, and provides us with smart and eco-friendly energy solutions as the resort continues to grow,” said Erik Hansen, Director of Energy Procurement for Wynn Las Vegas. “Working with the world’s highest-rated and greenest data center allows us to responsibly scale our IT framework while ensuring that no harm is being done to the environment.”
“We are pleased that Switch’s commitment to clean energy aligns with our important clients like Wynn Las Vegas,” said Adam Kramer, Switch EVP of Strategy. “Having their data running in our data centers helps Wynn achieve its own sustainability goals.”
The news comes on the heels of Wynn’s latest major 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 located in Fallon, Nevada.
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 Facility will eventually power Wynn’s newest 280,000 square foot meetings and conventions expansion with 100 percent renewable energy, making it one of the most environmentally conscious developments in Las Vegas.
Wynn Las Vegas remains committed to increasing sustainable design practices, creating and sourcing renewable energy, and exceeding LEED Gold Building Certification standards for projects in Las Vegas as well as Wynn Boston Harbor, currently under construction in Everett, Massachusetts.