Google: Google procures over 1.5GW of cleanenergy in 12 months

Apr 04, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Google has signed more than 1.5GW worth of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the last 12 months. The company bought this amoung of clean energy through a new PPA procurement process developed in partnership with LevelTen Energy, which has now been released via the energy broker.

“LEAP is helping advance our 2030 company-wide goal to run all our data centers on carbon-free energy, every hour of every day,” said Amanda Peterson Corio, global head of data center energy at Google. “We shared a vision with LevelTen to develop a smarter, more efficient way of doing business in the clean energy industry, and the result has been just that. The approach has already proven a success in both domestic and international markets, and we look forward to expanding the scope soon.”

As part of the announcement, Google announced a 100MW solar PPA with Cubico Sustainable Investments; the output will contribute towards Google’s data center campus in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

“Leaning on our risk-balanced PPA template, developed with feedback from LevelTen and the market, we quickly agreed on common contract provisions with Cubico. LevelTen’s click-through UI helped us finalize project-specific terms, and we landed a final agreement within weeks, instead of months,” Google said.