Microsoft Azure: Microsoft signs new PPA in Ireland

May 07, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Microsoft revealed this week that it has entered into a long-term deal to offtake the output of the newly commissioned Lenalea Wind Farm near Letterkenny, County Donegal.

"At Microsoft, we are committed to playing our part in supporting the decarbonization of energy grids in markets in which we operate data centers,” said Eoin Doherty, VP EMEA regional leader, Microsoft Cloud operations + innovation. “With the Lenalea Wind Farm achieving commercial operations, we are taking another important step on our journey to achieve 100 percent renewable energy supply and support wider efforts to add clean energy capacity to Ireland’s energy grid."

"Securing our first long-term corporate PPA for new onshore wind in Ireland is a satisfying milestone for SSE Renewables and our development partner FuturEnergy Ireland,” said Stuart Donnelly, director of corporate PPAs at SSE Renewables. “We are pleased to support Microsoft’s climate and renewable energy goals, while delivering a meaningful contribution to Ireland’s energy targets and security of supply.”