Microsoft Inks Wind Energy Agreement with Eneco to Power its Datacenters in the Netherlands

Microsoft Inks Wind Energy Agreement with Eneco to Power its Datacenters in the Netherlands Image Credit: Eneco

Microsoft announced a new wind energy agreement in the Netherlands with Dutch sustainable energy company and wind farm developer Eneco.

Eneco will provide Microsoft’s datacenters with green power for 15 years starting in 2022. This is Microsoft’s second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in a year, which brings its total wind energy purchases to 270 MW in the Netherlands — one of the largest corporate renewable energy portfolios in the country.

Digital transformation and smart energy solutions

The power purchase agreement is a next step in the ongoing partnership between Eneco and Microsoft. In 2018, Eneco selected Microsoft as its preferred partner for cloud services, signing a three-year deal with Microsoft Azure, which enables Eneco to achieve the company’s goals and ambitions in the area of digital transformation.

Hans Peters, Chief Cutomer Officer, Eneco
We are proud we can help them switch to a sustainable, smart and clean energy supply in the Netherlands. As a result, Microsoft is creating local opportunity, growth and impact while enabling Eneco to continue to invest in large-scale renewable energy projects like Borssele III/IV.

Brian Janous, GM, Energy and Sustainability, Microsoft
The electricity generated will help support the continued long-term growth of Microsoft cloud services delivered from the Netherlands, which is one of 54 Azure regions announced and part of one of the largest and most innovative cloud infrastructures in the world.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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