Wind and solar farm to power Apple’s data centre in Oregon

When combined, the two projects can generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of more than 60,000 homes

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A 200MW wind farm and a 69.9MW solar farm will soon power Apple’s data centre in Oregon.

The facilities will supply renewable energy to Apple’s Prineville 338,000-square-foot data centre through power purchase agreements.

The wind project, which commenced operation on October last year, consists of 56 turbines and the solar farm has approximately 160,000 solar panels.

When combined, the two projects can generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of more than 60,000 homes.

Alejandro de Hoz, President and CEO of Avangrid Renewables, said: “Thanks to Apple’s leadership, these two projects will continue generating and delivering clean electricity for decades to come. We are proud to continue to grow our footprint in the Pacific Northwest and of the enduring economic foundation that these projects provide to rural Oregon communities.”

The facilities are estimated to provide an estimated $86 million (£67.4m) to local communities during their lifetime in the form of taxes and landowner lease payments.

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