Google Inc (GOOGL) has signed 407 MW wind energy deal for data center in Iowa
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has announced that it made a deal with MidAmerican Energy to supply its $1.5 billion Iowa data center with up to 407 megawatts of 100% renewable wind energy. This is Google’s sixth and largest green energy power purchase agreement thus far and brings its total amount of contracted renewable energy to over 1,000 MW.
MidAmerican Energy is going to supply Google’s data center with power from wind farms including the new Wind VIII site, which consists of 448 wind turbines.
“Google’s significant and growing presence within our service area, along with its long and demonstrated commitment to renewable energy, have been important factors in MidAmerican Energy’s pursuit of renewable power,” stated MidAmerican Energy president and CEO Bill Fehrman. “In addition to increasing Google’s access to renewable energy, this agreement also reduces energy costs for our customers.”
Google made a similar agreement with an Oklahoma utility in 2012. Google also announced earlier this year that it made a similar agreement with a Swedish utility for powering its Finnish data center. Google also invested around $1 billion in 15 green energy projects around the world.