Microsoft has signed a PPA with Dutch company, Eneco. Microsoft will purchase 90MW from the massive 731.5 MW offshore wind project, Borssele III/IV, from the wind farm developer. Eneco will provide Microsoft’s datacenters with green power for 15 years starting 2022.
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This is Microsoft’s second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in a year, which brings its total wind energy purchases to 270MW in the Netherlands – one of the largest corporate renewable energy portfolios in the country. It is Microsoft’s 14th renewable energy PPA, bringing the portfolio to more than 1.5 GW, in support of the operation of the company’s 54 Azure regions.
“Tech companies are facing the challenge to reduce their carbon footprint, mostly due to the vast energy consumption of their datacenters. A global frontrunner like Microsoft does not see this as a challenge, but as an opportunity to boost the energy transition. We are proud we can help them to switch to a sustainable, smart and clean energy supply in the Netherlands,” said Hans Peters, Chief Customer Officer of Eneco.
The power purchase agreement is a next step in the ongoing partnership between Eneco and Microsoft. In 2018 Eneco selected Microsoft as its preferred partner for cloud services, signing a three-year deal with Microsoft Azure which enables Eneco to achieve the companies goals and ambitions in the area of digital transformation