Google: Google joins Ørsted's offshore wind project

Dec 01, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Google has announced that it has signed a 12-year power purchase agreement (PAA) with Ørsted, a Danish offshore wind developer. According to reports, Google will have access to 50 MW of Ørsted’s planned 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm.

This PPA is in line with Google’s goal to power all its data centers and offices by carbon-free energy by 2030.



Speaking about the new deal with Google, Rasmus Errboe, head of region continental Europe at Ørsted, said he commends Google for its “leading role in fighting climate change by investing in additional renewable energy, and we’re proud to contribute to their ambitious climate targets.” Adding: “Ørsted is continuously proving that we can support corporations across sectors and technologies with clean energy solutions. This CPPA demonstrates that offshore wind plays a critical role in enabling a 24/7 carbon-free energy solution in Europe.”

Meanwhile, Amanda Peterson Corio, head of data center energy development at Google, said that the project will help Google achieve its “24/7 carbon-free goal in Germany,” and outlined that the tech giant shares Ørsted’s “commitment for a carbon-free future,” expressing optimism in the role offshore wind can play in “enabling other entities to join the 24/7 carbon-free movement.”

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