Author: mysterious hidden
IT House May 26th Microsoft announced a new wind energy agreement in the Netherlands. As part of this transaction, Microsoft will purchase 90 MW of wind energy from Borssele III/IV, a wind farm developer Eneco. Starting in 2022, Microsoft will use the green energy to power its data center for 15 years. This is the 14th renewable energy deal Microsoft has conducted, with Microsoft's total clean energy reaching 1.5 gigawatts.
“We purchase renewable energy to help improve the sustainability of our operations and the local grid. ” Brian Janous, General Manager, Microsoft Energy and Sustainability.
Hans Peters, Eneco's chief customer officer, said that “tech companies are facing the challenge of reducing their carbon footprint, mainly because their data centers consume a lot of energy. ”
“Global leaders like Microsoft don’t think this is a challenge, but an opportunity to promote energy transformation. We are proud to help them move to a sustainable, smart and clean energy supply in the Netherlands. As a result, Microsoft is creating local opportunities, growth and impact while enabling Eneco to continue investing in large renewable energy projects such as Borssele III/IV. ”