EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing that its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy, has entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Google Inc. The electricity will be produced by the Great Western wind farm (201 MW) located in Oklahoma.
Great Western project is the second deal between EDF Renewable Energy and Google.
The Great Western wind project is located in north-western Oklahoma.
The future 201 MW wind farm is expected to be generating electricity, in December 2016, to Google’s data center. Output from the renewable energy facility will be equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of more than 80,000 US homes.
Google’s decision to enter into this PPA reflects its commitment to power its operations with 100% renewable energy. In July 2015, the US multinational signed the American Business Act for Climate Pledge initiated by the Government.
Previously in 2012, Google invested in Spinning Spur I (161 MW) wind farm in Texas, developed and commissioned by EDF Renewable Energy.
Google, like Procter & Gamble and Microsoft recently, joins EDF Renewable Energy’s growing portfolio of corporate buyers. It confirms the environmental and economic US corporations’ interests for renewable energies.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production, with a portfolio of 7,903 MW of gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development in promising emerging areas taking position in new countries (Brazil South Africa and India). The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.