Google Signs 10 Years Agreement To Power Its Finnish Data Center With Swedish Wind Energy

Posted on Jun 4 2013 - 4:01pm by Editorial Staff

Google today announced that it has signed an agreement with Swedish Wind farm developer O2 and German insurance powerhouse Allianz. The agreement is for 10-years under the terms and for the time the search giant will buy the entire electricity output of a new wind farm while the output will be pumped into the grid and serve to power Google’s massive data center.

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“The agreement takes advantage of Europe’s increasingly integrated electricity market, in particular Scandinavia’s shared electricity market and grid system, Nord Pool,” Google explains in a statement. “This enables Google to buy the wind farm’s electricity output in Sweden with Guarantee of Origin certification and consume the same amount of power at its data center in Finland.”

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