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Microsoft and SSE strike 30MW energy deal

Microsoft has inked a long term corporate power purchase agreement with SSE Renewables and FuturEnergy Ireland

Microsoft has entered into a long term corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with SSE Renewables and FuturEnergy Ireland.

The agreement will add 30MW of wind energy capacity to Ireland’s electricity grid through the newly commissioned Lenalea Wind Farm near Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland.

Under the terms of the corporate PPA, the renewable electricity produced by the seven onshore wind turbines at Lenalea Wind Farm will contribute towards Microsoft’s goal of powering its data centre operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025.

Eoin Doherty, Vice President, EMEA Regional Leader, Microsoft Cloud Operations + Innovation, said: “With the Lenalea Wind Farm achieving commercial operations, we are taking another important step on our journey to achieve 100% renewable energy supply and support wider efforts to add clean energy capacity to Ireland’s energy grid.”

Stuart Donnelly, Director of Corporate Power Purchase Agreements, SSE Renewables, said: “This agreement is an excellent example of sectors collaborating in Ireland to meet infrastructure and sustainability objectives, supporting the accelerated delivery of renewable energy, which will be vital in the years ahead to enable renewable energy investments and the delivery of 2030 and longer term net zero targets.”

Mary Lynch, Portfolio Director at FuturEnergy Ireland, said: “Corporate PPAs are an important part of the Irish electricity market and we are very happy to support Microsoft’s commitment to carbon-free energy targets.”

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