Apple Signs Up For 200 MW Of Oregon Wind


To help power its data center in Prineville, Ore., Apple recently signed an agreement to purchase power from the Montague Wind Power Project, what the tech giant calls the “first Apple-created wind project.”

Apple announced the deal in its Environmental Responsibility Report, the company’s 2017 progress report covering fiscal year 2016.

Apple says it will purchase 200 MW of power from the wind farm, which is expected to reach commercial operations by the end of next year and be capable of producing 560 million kWh annually.

According to the Oregon Department of Energy, the 404 MW wind project is owned by Montague Wind Power Facility LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables LLC, and will be located in Gilliam County.

The company says it also signed a power purchase agreement for the 56 MW Solar Star Oregon II solar photovoltaic project, situated a few miles away from the data center. Also powering the data center are two micro-hydro projects generating 12 million kWh of energy per year.

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