Now completed, the Seymour Hills Wind Farm in north-central Texas is expected to become commercially operational in the coming weeks.
Cambridge, Mass.-based Akamai Technologies Inc., a content delivery network and cloud services provider, has invested in the ENGIE North America project, which will provide Akamai’s aggregate Texas-area data center operations with 8 MW of energy, or up to 192 MWh per day.
“It used to be that only large companies could purchase renewable energy,” states Noam Freedman, senior vice president of networks at Akamai. “But now, widely distributed organizations like Akamai can buy renewable energy in amounts that suit their needs. Akamai is leading the way for clean energy procurement to be part of energy consumption plans for all companies. By the end of 2019, we expect to have another wind farm and a solar array in operation, bringing our total to 45 MW of sustainable power.”
The Seymour Hills development, comprising 12 wind turbines, will total 30 MW and will join the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market.
“ENGIE is committed to providing clean, renewable energy for corporate customers like Akamai, whose pivotal leadership will help drive the transition to zero carbon emissions,” comments Emily Cohen, vice president of commercial strategy for U.S. wind development at ENGIE North America, which owns the project. “We are thrilled to see the Seymour Hills project completed and look forward to producing significant benefits for customers, landowners and community.”