Facebook has signed a PPA with Norsk Vind Energi

Facebook has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Norsk Vind Energi

By Energía16

27/05/2018

Facebook has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Norsk Vind Energi to acquire the entire output generated at its cluster of wind farms. The move to buy energy from this Norwegian producer constitutes the company’s biggest investment in renewables to date.

According to a report published by EnergíasRenovables.com, these facilities are located in Bjerkreim, Stavanger, in the Western part of the country.

These infrastructures are set to be operational by 2019 and will have an installed capacity of 294 MW. Estimates indicate these wind farms could generate nearly 1,000 GWh, equal to the energy consumed at approximately 50,000 Norwegian households.

Specifically, Facebook is purchasing clean energy to power its large datacenters.

Norsk Vind Energi has released a statement indicating that Google and other tech companies have joined the trend of incorporating renewables.

The report highlights that this deal sends a powerful message to the global economy.

Facebook has signed this deal in order to comply with the Paris Accord

These initiatives give hope on the compliance with the commitments pledged as part of the Paris Climate Change deal.

Facebook previously signed a similar agreement with Swedish utility Vattenfall AB. The social media giant intends to also use the energy produced at another three wind farms in the region. In detail, the company aims to supply its Lulea (Sweden), and Odense (Denmark) datacenters.

Facebook has been securing clean energy supply for its facilities since 2013. At that time, the social network made the decision to reduce the GHG produced during its operations, taking into consideration its high energy demand.

Finally, the dimensions of this wind complex indicate that this is the company’s largest individual power supply in Northern Europe. The cost of this deal with Norsk Vind Energi corporation has not been disclosed.

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