Facebook To Buy 150 MW Of Wind Power For New Data Center

Posted by Lauren Tyler on April 07, 2016 No Comments
Categories : Projects & Contracts

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners and Facebook have announced a long-term renewable energy supply agreement.

As per the deal, Brookfield will supply 100% renewable wind energy to Facebook’s second European data center under construction in Clonee, County Meath, Ireland, and to Facebook’s international headquarters in Dublin.

The 10-year supply contract will see Brookfield Renewable supply electricity almost equal to the long-term average annual generation of approximately 150 MW of wind capacity. Brookfield has an additional greenfield wind development portfolio of over 200 MW across Ireland with 75 staffs based in Cork. Brookfield’s Irish operations currently comprise over 465 MW of operating wind assets in Ireland.

“Facebook’s new data center in Clonee will be one of the most technically advanced and environmentally friendly in the world,” says Tom Furlong, vice president of infrastructure at Facebook. “Working with Brookfield, it will be powered by 100% renewable energy, sourced locally in Ireland. We’re proud to be continuing our investment in Ireland, which has been home to our international headquarters since 2009.”

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