XMission Converts to 100% Renewable Energy
XMission Converts to 100% Renewable Energy
Salt Lake City, UT (November 13, 2007)–XMission, Utah’s largest independent Internet service provider, recently announced its upgrade to 100% renewable energy through Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky program. This conversion makes XMission the first Internet service provider in Utah to purchase green power equal to its entire electricity use.
"As one of Utah's top consumers of electricity, I am proud that XMission is setting the example for other businesses. You can eliminate pollution from your business and be economically viable,” said Pete Ashdown, President and founder of XMission.
As a “Visionary” top-level participant, XMission purchases 2,826 blocks of renewable energy each month from sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal—enough to completely offset its carbon footprint. XMission’s Blue Sky purchase will result in the avoidance of 3,391 tons of CO2 emissions annually: the equivalent of planting an additional 1,332 acres of trees or not driving 7.26 million miles each year.
"Working with Rocky Mountain Power on their Blue Sky program has generated tremendous positive feedback from our customers,” said Ashdown. “Doing this makes business sense and I am proud to fuel the demand for clean, renewable, and safe power generation." According to Ashdown, XMission business and residential customers will not see any change in their service or increase in their bill due to the upgrade.
“XMission has always provided Podfitness.com with a high level of technical service. Their conversion to go green just gives us one more reason to stand behind them,” said Benjamin Edmund, Director of Network Systems for Podfitness. "In the health and fitness industry it's important to be environmentally conscious. Now, we can advertise that our website actually runs on 100% renewable energy."
With this recent upgrade, XMission has increased its renewable energy purchase by 412%. In addition to its participation in the Blue Sky program since 2006, XMission has implemented green standards in its own data center. These improved standards include upgrading equipment and increasing efficiency of power and cooling systems.
XMission also participates in Salt Lake City’s e2 Business Coalition, which helps Salt Lake area businesses reduce their carbon footprint and encourages earth-friendly business practices, such as recycling, efficient lighting, and other measures. XMission Sponsors Sixth Annual Protocol 42 LAN Party and Online Gaming Tournament in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT (October 16, 2007)– XMission, Utah’s largest independent Internet service provider, has teamed up with LAN Party hosting organization Protocol 42, as a sponsor of the organization’s sixth annual LAN Party and tournament, which is scheduled to take place from Saturday, October 20 to Sunday, October 21 in Salt Lake City.
Building upon the success of its previous five years of LAN tournaments, and with the support of sponsors like XMission, Protocol 42 will continue to extend the capacity of the 2007 tournament, making this the largest LAN party in Protocol 42’s history.
Open to online gamers of all ages and abilities, Protocol 42 will provide networking, power and connectivity to all tournament participants, enabling them to play some the world’s most popular online PC games in a live, fully-interactive tournament environment. A small sample of hosted games will include Medal of Honor: Airborne, Counterstrike Source, Team Fortress 2, Half Life 2, Quake 3, Age of Kings, Age of Mythology, Doom 3, Everquest, Starcraft, Star Wars Battlefront, World of Warcraft, Unreal Tournament 2004 (UT2K4), and Warcraft, among many others. Tournament Facts at-a-glance
The tournament is scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. (MT) and will conclude on Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m. (MT) – and will run for an estimated 30 hours. The event’s location is as follows and provides free parking:
Ray Olpin Union Building Grand Ballroom 200 South Central Campus Dr. Salt Lake City, UT
The Protocol 42 team recommends that tournament participants bring convenience items to the event such as headphones, gaming accessories (joysticks and game pads), preferred games, power strips, comfortable chairs, and snack items. Free soft drinks will be provided, and participants can purchase specialty beverages like Gatorade and BAWLS! at the event. Admission to the event is $20 in advance or $30 at the door. To purchase admission, or to learn more about the 2007 LAN party tournament, please visit protocol42.com.