Microsoft signed its first long-term (20-year) power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy. The agreement with RES Americas will be funded in part by proceeds from Microsoft’s carbon fee.
Per the PPA, Microsoft will purchase all of the energy from Keechi Wind project, a new 110 MW wind facility to be constructed 70 miles northwest of Ft. Worth, Texas. The wind farm is on the same electric grid that powers Microsoft’s datacenter in San Antonio, according to a Microsoft blog posting.
Read more at Energy Manager Today.