EDF to Supply 200 MW of Wind Power to Google

EDF Renewable Energy, the american company based in California, has signed an agreement by which it will supply 200MWs of wind power to Google, generated from the new Glaciers Edge Wind Project (GEWP) in Iowa.

GEWP, that is located in Cherokee County in the northwest, is expected to contribute to create more than 150 jobs during the construction phase along with millions of dollars injected into the local economy. Once the wind farm comes online, the additional capacity will help Google achieve its goal of matching its energy consumption for global operations to the renewable energy generated.

According to Dai Owen, who is the EDF RE’s Power Marketing Director, “The strong U.S. wind market relies in part on America’s corporate sector and companies like Google, who through the purchase of wind energy demonstrate leadership in the drive for a low-carbon economy,” and also added that “Their commitment allows Glaciers Edge to proceed, providing an economic boost to the Iowa economy, through new construction and operations jobs, expanded tax base, and recurring, long-term income for participating landowners.”

Not only will this project contribute to bring value to the company’s business portfolio but also a huge economic boost to the communities where they oporate. Consequently, the transition to clean energy is guaranteed due to the continuous decrease in cost of solar and wind energies, which in turn is driving unprecedented economic opportunity  faster than we ever anticipated.

Ever since Google teamed up with EDF RE in 2012, Google has made an approximate $200 million equity investment in EDF RE’s Spinning Spur Wind Project, Texas. The business partnership progressed in 2016 with the power purchase agreement for the Great Western Wind Project in Oklahoma which supplies Google with 225 MW of clean electricity.

EDF RE is a leading manufacturer in the renewables field which emphasises the reliability that environmentally-conscious companies place in EDF RE to deliver value. The Company’s growing North America portfolio of corporate purchasers includes Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Walmart, Salesforce, Procter & Gamble, and Kimberly-Clark.

Source. http://www.windpowerengineering.com/business-news-projects/edf-supply-200-mw-wind-power-google/