Microsoft buys first wind PPA in green push

Microsoft has announced it has signed a 110MW PPA with RES for a project in Texas, following Facebook and Google into wind power.

The 110MW Keechi wind farm, located 70 miles northwest of Fort Worth, will power a Microsoft data centre in San Antonio, Texas. It follows the company's announcement last year that it planned to become carbon neutral.

Construction of Keechi will begin early next year and will use Vestas 2MW turbines. The PPA is for 20 years.

This is Microsoft's first move into wind energy. In doing so it is following a path set by Google, which has bought around 570MW of wind power in Texas alone. It had also invested and bought wind farms elsewhere in the US.

 

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