Meta: Meta signs wind PPA in Iowa

Jan 26, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

In its latest move towards attaining more green credentials, Meta has announced the signing of a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex for its 225-MW Great Pathfinder Wind project in Iowa. This is the energy company’s fifth deal with the social media giant. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as of 2020, all of Meta’s operations were supported 100% by renewable energy and the company also achieved net-zero emissions.

The wind farm, expected to go live next year, will power Meta’s local operations and speaking about the deal, Urvi Parekh, director of renewable energy at Meta, said: “We are proud to partner with Apex to continue bringing new renewable energy resources, investment, and jobs to Iowa through this new wind project. Iowa’s ability to host high-quality wind projects while providing a welcoming business environment has made it a great home for our data center, and we hope this investment demonstrates our continued commitment to the state and the local community.”

Meanwhile, Mark Goodwin, Apex Clean Energy president and CEO, commented.“Our partnership with Meta positions Great Pathfinder Wind as a best-in-class clean energy project benefiting communities in central Iowa and across the Hawkeye State,” said “Leveraging Iowa’s tremendous wind resources will accelerate the deployment of clean energy, create local jobs, and generate significant local and state economic investment—a trifecta of benefits only possible through trusted collaboration.”