Microsoft has now announced two renewable energy deals in the US. First, Microsoft has signed a 74-megawatt solar project in North Carolina with Invenergy, a leading U.S.-based, privately held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions. Via the 15-year power purchase agreement, Microsoft will consume the whole energy generated at the Wilkinson Solar Energy Center. Second, Microsoft has signed two 15-year power purchase agreements (PPA) totaling 125 megawatts (MW) EDP Renewables North America LLC. With both these agreements, Microsoft’s directly purchased renewable energy now equals to 1.4 gigawatts (GW).
“Microsoft exemplifies admirable energy supply and sustainability goals, and EDP Renewables is proud to partner with it to accelerate its efforts to power its datacenters with renewable energy sources,” said Miguel Prado, EDP Renewables North America CEO. “Agreements like these are a prime example of EDP Renewables’ ability to work with corporate customers to help them achieve their renewable energy targets and reduce carbon emissions.”
“Invenergy is proud to work with leading corporate renewables customers like Microsoft to help them meet their operational and sustainability goals,” said Jim Shield, Invenergy’s EVP and chief commercial officer. “This investment in North Carolina reflects the increasingly compelling value of solar power for customers to meet their energy needs, while also creating economic development opportunities for local communities.”