Criterion Data Runs on Renewable Energy

Criterion uses Switch data centers to provide colocation services for its work in Las Vegas.  These data centers are powered by 100% renewable energy.  From 2016-2017, Switch retired over 1,892 Geothermal and Solar Renewable Energy Credits (REC) on behalf of Criterion Systems, making our energy consumption 100% green at Switch’s data center facilities.

A REC is proof that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource and delivered to the energy grid. Each REC is independently tracked and verified and represents the environmental attributes of the power produced from eligible renewable projects and may be sold separately from the electricity produced from the source. These renewable energy credits comply with Greenpeace’s principles of locality, additionality, and sustainability, and were generated by Nevada solar farms and geothermal power plants in 2016-2017.

“Being a good company citizen is important to Criterion. To us, this means giving back to the communities in which we work and live,” said Promod Sharma, CEO of Criterion.  “Making sure our data centers run on renewable energy is the responsible thing to do.”

“We are pleased to work with forward-thinking companies like Criterion to help them achieve their sustainability goals,” said Adam Kramer, Executive Vice President of Strategy. “We embrace Criterion’s shared vision for sustainably running the internet.”

About Switch

Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the technology infrastructure company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the internet. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 500 issued and pending patent claims covering data center designs that have manifested into the company’s world-renowned data centers and technology solution ecosystems.

The Switch PRIMES located in Las Vegas and Tahoe Reno, Nevada; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia are the world’s highest-rated hyperscale data center campus ecosystems with low latency to major U.S. markets. The Switch PRIMES are located in the most cost-effective area of each North American zone based on power, connectivity, taxes, cost of living and lower risk of natural disasters. Visit for more information.

Source: Criterion Systems