Avangrid inks Texas solar PPA with Meta

Mar 21, 2023 06:56 PM ET
  • 240MW True North in Falls County will get to commercial operations in early 2025
Avangrid inks Texas solar PPA with Meta
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Avangrid has authorized a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Meta to supply the social media sites platform with renewable energy from a 240MW solar project in Texas.

True North, under development in Falls County, is Avangrid's initial solar center in the state.

It will certainly get to commercial operations in early 2025.

"We are proud to sign this agreement with a partner like Meta that, like us at Avangrid, has a solid dedication to speeding up the energy transition in the US," claimed Pedro Azagra, Avangrid's CEO.

"With projects like True North, we proceed our goal helpful the country fulfill its enthusiastic tidy energy objectives, while additionally producing top quality tasks as well as reinforcing our regional economic situations," he included.

Since 2020, Meta's international operations have been supported by 100% renewable energy.

Real North project will support Meta's forthcoming data centre in neighbouring Temple, its second data centre in Texas.

Throughout its building as well as operation, True North will certainly create over 200 regional tasks and also is expected to pay over $40m in real estate tax over 25 years in this state, in which the business already runs more than 1250MW of wind capacity.

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