Microsoft Signs New PPA for Wind Farm Electricity in the Netherlands

Microsoft Signs New PPA for Wind Farm Electricity in the Netherlands

Microsoft signed a PPA with the Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall to purchase all the electricity produced from a new 180-megawatt wind farm being built in the Netherlands, according to an announcement this week. The farm will be located in the Wieringermeer polder, near Amsterdam, … Read more…

Microsoft Opens New Gas Data Center Pilot in Seattle

Microsoft Opens New Gas Data Center Pilot in Seattle

About a month after Microsoft announced a partnership with the construction engineering company McKinstry and power generation products manufacturer Cummins to complete the world’s first gas data center, the tech giant officially unveiled the new pilot. The data center in Seattle ditches traditional electrical energy … Read more…

Microsoft Inks a Deal for Wind Power from GE in Ireland

Microsoft Inks a Deal for Wind Power from GE in Ireland

Microsoft signed a 15-year PPA today for 100% of the electricity from GE’s new 37-megawatt wind farm in Ireland. The computing giant expects the deal to help support an expansion of its cloud computing services offerings in the country. GE’s new wind farm will be … Read more…

Tech Titans Commit to Clean Energy

Tech Titans Commit to Clean Energy

Tech giants Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft plan to continue their clean energy initiatives even after President Trump’s executive action regarding the Clean Power Plan. The companies issued a joint statement late last week stating they would stay the course on their vow to focus … Read more…

Sea Change: Microsoft Plans to Submerge Data Centers

Sea Change: Microsoft Plans to Submerge Data Centers

Microsoft engineer Sean James – who honed his skills working on-board a U.S. Navy submarine before joining the tech giant – came up with a “watershed idea” several years ago: He said that submerging the company’s data centers could solve several problems by introducing a new power source, greatly reducing cooling costs, and closing the distance to connected populations.

18 Companies Ask VA for Regulatory Clarification

18 Companies Ask VA for Regulatory Clarification

Microsoft, Walmart, Best Buy, IKEA, Staples and 13 other companies have asked the Virginia State Corporation Commission to create “an explicit legal framework” for expanding access to renewable energy from utilities and third party suppliers, according to Virginia.com. The request came in a letter that … Read more…

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.

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