Wednesday 19 November 2014

Dutch wind to power Google’s data centre

Dutch wind to power Google’s data centre

Google is to buy renewable electricity to power its data centre in the Netherlands.

The internet search engine giant has signed a 10-year contract to buy the entire output from a 62MW wind farm being built by Eneco Holding NV.

It will provide electricity for a €600 million (£480m) data centre Google is developing in Eemshaven which is expected to start operating in the first half of 2016.

Francois Sterin, Director Global Infrastructure at Google said: “Power purchase agreements help give wind farm developers like Eneco the economic certainty to invest in new renewable energy generation capacity, which is good for the environment - but also makes great financial sense for companies like Google.”

Google uses renewable energy to power more than 35% of its operation.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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