Apex Clean Energy and Google have announced a power purchase agreement — the companies’ first — for the full 189-megawatt (MW) capacity of Timbermill Wind, to be constructed in North Carolina.
Timbermill Wind will support Google’s 2030 commitment to powering its operations with carbon-free energy around the clock. The PPA will contribute to the clean-energy needs of the company’s data centers on the PJM grid. Google, in its third decade of climate action, has matched its annual electricity consumption with 100 percent renewable energy since 2017.
“Within the decade we have an ambitious goal for every Google data center to operate on clean electricity every hour of every day,” said Donna Calderon, energy senior lead at Google. “We're excited to work with Apex for the first time to not only add wind power to one of the most difficult grids to decarbonize, but also bring additional clean-energy jobs to North Carolina.”
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