Google: Google signs new energy contract in Mesa, Arizona

Mar 16, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Google has signed a new renewable energy agreement to power its operations in Mesa, Arizona. The company mentioned that this new agreement includes a mix of dedicated wind power, solar energy, and battery storage from three facilities operated by NextEra Energy Resources on SRP’s power grid in Arizona: the Sonoran Solar Energy Center, Storey Energy Center, and Babbitt Ranch Energy Center.

Google said in a new announcement, “Today, we’re announcing an energy supply agreement with Salt River Project (SRP) to support more than 430MW of new-to-the-grid, carbon-free energy capacity in the state. Our current projections indicate the agreement will help our operations in Arizona reach at least 80 percent carbon-free energy (CFE) on an hourly basis by 2026.”

Amanda Peterson Corio, global head of data center energy, Google said, “We're aiming for every Google campus to operate on clean electricity every hour of every day by 2030, including in Arizona where we are excited to put down roots with our first data center in the state currently under construction. The collaboration with Salt River Project and NextEra is accelerating decarbonization in Arizona and our own carbon-free journey in the region.”