In its latest sustainability effort, Microsoft has announced that its Emissions Impact Dashboard, first announced in January 2020, is now widely available. According to the tech giant, this tool enables greater transparency and allows users to gain insight into greenhouse gas emissions associa...
Company: Microsoft Azure
Country: United States
Region: North America
The Boydton site has strong fiber connectivity from existing routes supporting a government data center in the region. The fiber optic network of the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) was described as a”key component” in Microsoft’s decision to locate in Virginia. The 175-acre site features a 40-acre graded pad. The site is served by Dominion Virginia Power.
Microsoft has invested over $2 billion into the project since 2010.
- 2010 $499 million
- 2011: $150 million
- 2013: $348 million
- 2014: Announced a $346.7 million Expansion
- 2015: $402.4 million
- 2019: MSFT announced its sixth expansion. Mecklenburg County provided a $1.5 grant to support the expansion (in addition to the sales and use tax exemptions already obtained)
In May 2018, Microsoft announced the purchase of 315-megawatts of energy from two new solar projects in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which represented the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy in the United States.”