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EDP Renewables, Microsoft enter wind energy agreements in Ohio

EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, and Microsoft Corp. have executed two 15-year power purchase agreements (PPA) totaling 125 megawatts (MW) that will bring the Timber Road IV Wind Farm to Ohio’s Paulding County. These PPAs are included in the announcement EDPR issued on July 24, 2018. … Continue reading EDP Renewables, Microsoft enter wind energy agreements in Ohio

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Iron Mountain, Microsoft and Walmart announced power purchase agreements (PPA) with five wind energy projects

It’s been a banner week for corporate purchasers. First, Iron Mountain, Microsoft and Walmart announced power purchase agreements (PPA) with five wind projects across the country. On top of that exciting news, Microsoft also announced a new and innovative solution for corporate purchasers called the volume firming agreement (VFA), which will help large companies power … Continue reading Iron Mountain, Microsoft and Walmart announced power purchase agreements (PPA) with five wind energy projects

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TransAlta Renewables, with Microsoft, adds 90MW of new wind energy generation in Pennsylvania

TransAlta Renewables Inc. (“TransAlta Renewables” or the “Company”) (TSX: RNW) announced today that Microsoft Corp. is its customer pursuant to a 15-year power purchase arrangement signed earlier this year for the 90-megawatt (MW) Big Level wind facility now under construction in Hector Township, Pennsylvania. “This project advances our North American growth and investment strategy,” said … Continue reading TransAlta Renewables, with Microsoft, adds 90MW of new wind energy generation in Pennsylvania

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Microsoft signs one of the largest wind energy deals in the Netherlands with Vattenfall

Microsoft Corp. has announced its second European wind project in the Netherlands with Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest electricity and heat retail and producers. Microsoft will purchase 100 percent of the wind energy generated from a repowered and expanded wind farm that is adjacent to its local datacenter operations in the Netherlands. The 180-megawatt wind … Continue reading Microsoft signs one of the largest wind energy deals in the Netherlands with Vattenfall

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Microsoft, GE sign agreement on new wind power project in Ireland

On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced a new wind energy agreement in Ireland. With the agreement, Microsoft will become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the wind energy from its … Continue reading Microsoft, GE sign agreement on new wind power project in Ireland

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Microsoft announces its largest purchase of wind power

On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced its largest purchase of wind energy to date with the signing of two agreements. Combined, these agreements represent 237 megawatts of wind energy, which brings Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy projects in the U.S. to more than 500 megawatts.   “Microsoft is committed to building a responsible cloud, and … Continue reading Microsoft announces its largest purchase of wind power

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Microsoft Secured 285 MW of Wind Energy in 2 Years

In just two years, Microsoft was able to contract for 285 MW of renewable power from two off-site wind energy projects, according to a post on the Rocky Mountain Institute blog RMI Outlet. While off-site renewable energy transactions often require one to two years to complete, Microsoft completed its first transaction in six months, and its … Continue reading Microsoft Secured 285 MW of Wind Energy in 2 Years

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Illinois wind farm project to sell wind energy to Microsoft

The wind farm, consisting of GE 1.7 MW wind turbines, benefits from a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Microsoft. The PPA played a key role in advancing the Project by providing the long-term revenue certainty needed to get Pilot Hill off of the ground and into construction. Tristan Grimbert, President and CEO of EDF … Continue reading Illinois wind farm project to sell wind energy to Microsoft

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EDF Renewable Energy and Microsoft Corporation Break Ground on the Pilot Hill Wind Energy Projec

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) and Microsoft Corporation today celebrated the launch of the Pilot Hill Wind Project with a groundbreaking ceremony. Located 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Kankakee and Iroquois counties, the 175 megawatt (MW) wind project is expected to begin commercial operation early in 2015. More than 100 people attended the ceremony … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy and Microsoft Corporation Break Ground on the Pilot Hill Wind Energy Projec

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Microsoft’s 175 MW PPA with EDF another indication that America wants more renewables

Last week we reported that an impressive list of top U.S. companies have called for more renewable energy for America. They did so by issuing a set of “Renewable Energy Principles.” Just a couple of weeks before, we highlighted how 302 businesses and other major players in the U.S. economy are calling for urgent action … Continue reading Microsoft’s 175 MW PPA with EDF another indication that America wants more renewables

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Microsoft to buy power from new Illinois wind farm

Microsoft Corp. will buy wind power from a new Illinois wind farm for the next 20 years to offset its power needs, part of a plan by the technology company to become offset its carbon output. The 175-megawatt wind farm is under construction 60 miles outside Chicago at the border of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. … Continue reading Microsoft to buy power from new Illinois wind farm

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Preserving the PTC, bigger wind turbines for N.C., Microsoft chases renewables

It’s Friday, and before the weekend break, a New England editorial pushes for a PTC extension, bigger turbines can capture North Carolina breezes, and Microsoft doubles down on renewables. Clean, renewable energy like wind power is helping to keep electricity affordable in New England, says the Concord Monitor, which is urging for an extension of … Continue reading Preserving the PTC, bigger wind turbines for N.C., Microsoft chases renewables

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Enbridge to Invest $0.2 Billion in Texas Wind Power Project

Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) for construction of the 110-megawatt (MW) Keechi Wind Farm, located in Jack County, Texas, at a cost of approximately US$0.2 billion.       Construction for Keechi Wind Farm commenced in December 2013 and … Continue reading Enbridge to Invest $0.2 Billion in Texas Wind Power Project

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Microsoft latest tech giant to buy wind power

Another technology icon has decided to purchase wind energy directly from the source. Microsoft Corp. this week announced that it has signed a power purchase agreement for all of the energy coming from RES Americas’ Keechi Wind facility, a 110-megawatt (MW) project expected to be completed in 2015. Construction is set to begin on the … Continue reading Microsoft latest tech giant to buy wind power

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Why corporations like Microsoft are investing in wind energy

Microsoft joins the growing ranks of firms – including Walmart, Google and Ikea – that are investing in wind energy. In a move that underlines the growing appeal of corporate investment in renewable energy, Microsoft announced Monday that it will power one of its data centers with electricity from a Texas wind farm. The software … Continue reading Why corporations like Microsoft are investing in wind energy

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Microsoft to Buy Texas Wind Energy to Power its San Antonio Data Center

Microsoft is buying wind energy to help power a data center for the first time. Microsoft announced that it has entered a deal to buy 110 MW of wind energy from a wind farm that will be located just outside of Forth Worth, Texas, and will be connected to the power grid that supplies power … Continue reading Microsoft to Buy Texas Wind Energy to Power its San Antonio Data Center

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