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Microsoft signs wind double

Two deals in US totalling 237MW to power data centres

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Microsoft has signed two deals to buy electricity and renewable energy certificates from wind farms totalling 237MW in the US.

It has contracted with Allianz Risk Transfer to buy power and environmental assets generated by the 178MW Bloom wind farm in Kansas.

In addition, Microsoft has contracted with Black Hills Corp – a subsidiary Black Hills Energy – under a long-term agreement to purchase 59MW of renewable energy certificates from the Happy Jack and Silver Sage wind farms.

The wind farms are adjacent to Microsoft’s Cheyenne, Wyoming, datacenter.

“The combined output of the Bloom and Happy Jack/Silver Sage projects will produce enough energy on an annual basis to cover the annual energy used at the datacenter,” Microsoft said.

The deals bring Microsoft’s investment in wind energy in the US to more than 500MW.

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