As a part of its commitment to procure 100% percent of its energy requirements from renewables, Facebook has signed a power purchase agreement with Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA). Furthermore, it has also been confirmed that software giant Adobe has inked a separate power purchase pact with EGPNA. Apparently, both the deals are likely to provide a significant boost to the US wind energy market.
For the record, the latest agreement builds upon the previously signed pact between Facebook and EGPNA, in which the social media behemoth had agreed to buy electricity from the leading wind energy producer’s Nebraska-based Rattlesnake Creek plant.
As a part of the new agreement, Facebook will utilize the freshly purchased electricity to power its data center located in Papillion. The company further plans to gradually purchase the total output of about 320 MW, which would be produced by EGPNA’s facility till the year 2029.
It would be prudent to mention that Adobe, on the other hand, is likely to acquire the electricity produced by 10 MW unit of the wind farm over a period of 9 years from 2019 to 2028.
The Rattlesnake Creek facility is owned by Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project, an affiliate of EGPNA. As per reliable reports, the facility is presently being constructed and is projected to be fully operational till the end of 2018.
For the uninitiated, EGPNA is part of the Renewable Energies division of the Enel Group, one of the foremost player in the US wind energy industry.
Speaking on the development, Director of Global Energy at Facebook, Bobby Hollis was quoted stating that the latest deal would assist the firm to power the Papillion Data Center in the near future and expand the wind energy market for other corporate companies.
Both Adobe and Facebook are part of the RE100, a worldwide initiative of some of the globe’s largest businesses, all committed to renewable power.