Google to power data centre with Dutch renewable energy

Google and Philips are among the companies that have committed to source power from renewable energy projects in the Netherlands. The two organisations, alongside firms AzkoNobel and DSM, have agreed […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Google and Philips are among the companies that have committed to source power from renewable energy projects in the Netherlands.

The two organisations, alongside firms AzkoNobel and DSM, have agreed to source a total of 350 million kWh of electricity a year from a wind farm that is expected to become operational by 2019.

That is equivalent to the total annual consumption of 100,000 Dutch households.

The consortium claims the project will make a significant contribution to the Dutch renewable target of 14% by 2020.

Francois Sterin, Director of Global Infrastructure at Google said: “The agreement is both crucial for the funding of the wind farm and for the renewable energy goals of all four companies. For Google, this agreement will allow our data centre in Eemshaven to be powered with renewable energy from day one when it opens later this year.”