Through a unique program that matches electricity demand with wind and solar energy, Engie Energy Marketing, a developer and owner of renewable power capacity, will provide renewable energy to cover the consumption of select Microsoft data centers in Texas. By utilizing existing renewable energy contracts between the two companies, this collaboration will accelerate Microsoft’s mission to transition to 100% carbon-free energy on an hourly basis by 2030.
This customized agreement will allow Microsoft, one of the world’s largest purchasers of renewable energy, to match ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) data center load with clean power. Engie will source the energy from its portfolio of wind, solar and battery projects in Texas.
Microsoft is recognized as a forerunner in the industry with the 100/100/0 goal, which aims to have 100% of electricity consumption, 100% of the time, matched by carbon-free energy purchases by 2030.
Engie is well positioned to deliver on Microsoft’s ambition through its integrated approach – from building and operating renewable energy generation and storage assets to sourcing power through its global energy management activities.
“We are excited that this project has kicked off and will provide us meaningful insight into future hourly carbon-free program design,” says Adrian Anderson, Microsoft general manager, renewables and carbon-free energy. “We look forward to working with Engie to meet our 100/100/0 goals.”