Google to Buy Power From Wind Farms in United States
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As part of Google's efforts to have its energy at 100 percent from renewables, it announced Thursday that it will buy a combined 536 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity from four U.S. wind farms.
The tech giant is one of the global leaders in renewable energy procurement, announcing last year that its offices and data centers would be powered by 100 percent renewables by the end of 2017.
According to the announcement, one 200 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed with
The two other 98 MW PPAs were signed with Avangrid Renewables for the
In addition, one 140 MW PPA was signed with the
According to the
He said that renewables projects bring value to the company's businesses as they scale and accelerate investment in the communities where Google operates.
"...with solar and wind declining dramatically in cost and propelling significant employment growth, the transition to clean energy is driving unprecedented economic opportunity and doing so faster than we ever anticipated," he said.