Apex Clean Energy, developers, builders and operators of utility-scale wind, solar and storage facilities, and Google have signed a power purchase agreement – the companies’ first – for the full 189 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% 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,” says 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.”
In addition to generating tangible environmental benefits, including the contribution of approximately $190,000 to nearby conservation efforts, Timbermill Wind will inject significant local economic benefits as Chowan County’s largest taxpayer. The project will create approximately $33 million in tax revenue for the community, more than 150 jobs during construction and a new source of income for local farmers and landowners.