Microsoft takes 175 megawatts of wind power off for datacenter




Microsoft has entered into an agreement to purchase a wind farm in the U.S. state of Illinois. 175MW of power from wind energy in The term of the agreement with the operator of the wind farm is twenty years.

Windmill The 175MW of green energy purchased by Microsoft at EDF, operator of the wind farm, and will be used by a data center from the software giant near Chicago. The so-called Pilot Hill Wind Project is not ready; From next year, the windmills in the park around 675GWh can generate, which should be sufficient for approximately 70,000 households. enough energy annually

With the agreement with EDF Microsoft closes its second major deal in the field of power generation through windmills in the nited States. Last year, an agreement with a wind farm to supply 110mW of power. Microsoft says it wants to use for its data centers, while companies like EDF by the certainty of customers have the confidence to invest in new parks. Deals with a larger share of green electricity Furthermore, Microsoft has ongoing projects based on solar energy and biogas.

Microsoft follows with the increasing use of green power include the example of Google and Apple. For example, Google has hundreds of millions in both wind and solar parks stung , while Apple is working to ‘green’ data centers develop .

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