Microsoft clinches PPAs for 900 MW of renewables for Irish data centres

Nov 24, 2022 11:48 AM ET
  • Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) will procure electricity from more than 900 MW of new renewable energy projects in Ireland to power its data centres in the island country.
Microsoft clinches PPAs for 900 MW of renewables for Irish data centres
Image: Statkraft AS

The software gigantic revealed the power purchase agreements (PPAs) on Wednesday without offering the names of the details projects. The offers were signed to support the business's plan to cover the electricity demand of its Irish data centres exclusively with renewable energy by 2025.

Norway-based renewables firm Statkraft A/S has clinched a 366-MW deal to provide power to Microsoft, Bloomberg reports. The power will allegedly come from 6 solar photovoltaic (PV) and also wind parks that the Norwegian group will certainly integrate in Ireland.

On the other hand, the Irish Times reported concerning added PPAs with Energia Group and Power Capital Renewable Energy.

According to the latest ranking of study company BloombergNEF (BNEF), Microsoft was the 2nd most significant business power off-taker in 2021 with PPAs for 8.9 GW of capacity. The technology group has actually set a goal of providing 100% of the power demand of its data centres, buildings as well as campuses from renewable resource by 2025 and ending up being carbon-negative by 2030. Its best objective is to remove from the environment all the carbon it has discharged, either directly or by electrical usage, since it was founded in 1975.

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