Friday, January 13, 2017
Google's Latest Renewable Energy Project Goes Online
Mountain View-based Google has another 225 megawatts of renewable energy powering its data centers, according to renewable energy developer EDF Renewable Energy, the developer behind the Great Western Wind Project. According to EDF Renewable Energy, it put the 225 megawatt wind farm--located in Oklahoma--into operation on December 21st. All of that output at the wind farm is going to Google, under a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Google announced the wind farm effort Paris at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in 2015. The new wind farm makes Google the largest, corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world, according to EDF RE, with 2.6 gigawatts in long term contracts for renewable energy.