Special Utility Rate Enables Facebook to Locate 100% Wind-Powered Data Center in Nebraska

Special Utility Rate Enables Facebook to Locate 100% Wind-Powered Data Center in Nebraska

At a press conference on April 4, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R) joined officials of Papillion, Nebraska – a city of 20,000 people located just outside Omaha, in Sarpy County – to announce that Facebook will build a data center there on a 144-acre site. The new data center will be 100 percent powered by wind energy – and according to a report by Data Center Knowledge, Facebook said it could not have taken on the Nebraska project without a new renewable energy tariff program designed with the help of the Omaha Public Power District.

New Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Intends to Aggregate Corporate Procurement

The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) – a coalition of multinational companies that propose to aggregate their alternative energy buying needs to achieve competitive, predictable power prices for the long-term – announced its formal launch in a media conference call on May 12.

Brookfield to Power Facebook’s Irish Datacenter

Brookfield to Power Facebook’s Irish Datacenter

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners and Facebook have announced a renewable supply agreement. Under the pact, Brookfield will supply all of the wind power used by Facebook’s Clonee, County Meath, Ireland facility. The datacenter now is under construction. The Yahoo story says that Brookfield has more than … Read more…

Acquiring Renewable Energy Should Be Easier, Facebook Says

Acquiring Renewable Energy Should Be Easier, Facebook Says

Facebook would like it to be easier for corporations to acquire renewable energy, Wired reports. It took the social media giant more than a year to secure a power deal for its new 200 MW data center, currently under construction in Fort Worth, Texas. The … Read more…

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