Amazon Requests Discounted Power for New Ohio Data Centers

Amazon Requests Discounted Power for New Ohio Data Centers

Testifying before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, an Amazon representative requested discounts on energy rates prior to the construction of 12 additional data centers in the state, DataCenter Knowledge reported. Amazon energy initiatives manager Charles Daitch, whose role supports Amazon Web Services, testified on … Read more…

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook announced the addition of four new buildings totaling nearly 2 million square feet for a data center currently under construction in Los Lunas, New Mexico. The additions will triple the facility’s size. Like its other data centers, this one will be powered by 100% … Read more…

Daimler Sees Automotive Fuel Cells Powering Data Centers

Daimler Sees Automotive Fuel Cells Powering Data Centers

German automaker Daimler AG announced plans today to collaborate with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Power Innovations International, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on using its automotive fuel cells to help power data centers. “Fuel cell technology is an integral part of Daimler’s powertrain strategy,” the … Read more…

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…

Facebook to Build $750 Million Data Center in Virginia

Facebook to Build $750 Million Data Center in Virginia

Facebook announced plans on Thursday to build a $750 million data center in Henrico County, Virginia powered entirely by renewable energy. The tech company also designed a new renewable energy tariff with Dominion Energy Virginia to help construct multiple solar facilities to the state. The … Read more…

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