Did you know the microprocessor inside your computer was likely created with renewable energy? As the largest renewable energy purchaser in the U.S. for eight years
running, Intel is taking corporate environmental responsibility to
a new stratosphere. Marty Sedler, Director of Global Utilities and
Infrastructure, knows what it takes to offset 3.1 billion k Wh
in annual energy demand.
What makes you passionate about energy infrastructure?
I’ve always liked energy. I have a mechanical engineering degree from the University
of Arizona and I got my start in the utility industry. I did everything from power plant
operations and engineering to key account management and environmental services.
I had the opportunity to work with high-tech industries and part of my responsibilities
was educating organizations on how to be more energy efficient. It was a rewarding
challenge to find those savings opportunities and return benefits to our partners. When
I came to Intel, I started as Manager of Global Utilities. We’ve always owned all of our
energy supplies, but the renewable percentage has grown tremendously over the years.
How is Intel investing in renewable energy in the U.S.?
Back in 2008, we started buying renewable energy certificates (RECs) and have
become the largest purchaser in the U.S. – 100% of our electric usage is offset or supplied by green energy. That’s 3.1 billion k Wh annually.
We’ve adopted RECs because they’re an entry point into clean energy. In regulated
Marty Sedler – Director of Global Utilities and Infrastructure, Intel
2015 Green Power
Leader of the Year
20 years with Intel overseeing
14 years in the utility industry
Mechanical engineering degree
Certified professional engineer
and energy manager
Compiled by Jennie Morton