Microsoft, GE sign wind project agreement in Ireland

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted09/Oct/2017
Author: Spencer Ogden
Microsoft has signed a 15-year agreement with GE to buy 100 percent of the wind energy from its new 37 MW Tullahennel wind farm in Ireland. 

Microsoft will become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. The project will help support the company's growing demand for Microsoft Cloud services from Ireland.

 "Microsoft is proud to be deepening our long history of investment and partnership in Ireland with this agreement," said Christian Belady, general manager, Datacenter Strategy at Microsoft.

"Our commitment will help bring new, clean energy to the Irish grid, and contains innovative elements that have the potential to grow the capacity, reliability and capability of the grid. This will make it easier to incorporate new clean power sources like wind energy, and that is good for the environment, for Ireland and for our company."

As part of the deal, Microsoft has also signed an agreement with Dublin-based energy trading company ElectroRoute; it will provide energy trading services to Microsoft.

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