Microsoft signs agreement with GE to power data centres with wind power


Microsoft has signed an agreement with GE to purchase energy from its wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland, as part of its target of producing 50% of its data centre energy requirements through green sources by 2018. The companies have agreed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to support growing demand for Microsoft cloud services in Ireland.

Each turbine contains an integrated battery, which will store excess energy and send it back to the grid. The agreement will help bring new, clean energy to the Irish grid, as well as having the potential to grow the capacity, reliability and capability of the grid.




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