Invenergy announced that it has signed a 225 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Google to provide the tech giant with renewable energy to help support its data center operations. Google first announced this deal in December during the COP21 conference in Paris. Invenergy is one of six renewable energy companies Google partnered with for a total 842 MW of renewable energy across three countries. Of the six agreements, Google’s PPA with Invenergy is the largest. The announced deals almost double the amount of renewable energy that feed the company’s data centers worldwide.
In late 2015, Invenergy completed several other wind power purchase agreements with other corporate customers to provide those companies with renewable energy to support their ambitious corporate sustainability goals. Those agreements, along with the PPA with Google, bring Invenergy’s total corporate customer wind portfolio to 570 MW.
“We are thrilled to bring our innovation in energy to Google, a company famous for their innovation in technology,” said Invenergy’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Craig Gordon. “Their commitment to using renewable energy sources to power their data centers represents a significant change in the way big corporations are thinking about sustainability and we are proud to be a part of those efforts.”
The agreement with Google includes the sale of wind energy from the Bethel Wind Energy Facility located in Texas. Invenergy will provide 225 MW of capacity resulting in approximately 965,000 MWh of renewable energy annually generated in Texas and delivered into the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional electricity grid. With the addition of Bethel, Invenergy will operate more than 1,700 MW of power plants in the state.
As a signatory to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, of which Google is a founding member, Invenergy is dedicated not only to meeting its own sustainability goals, but to helping its corporate customers achieve their goals. Invenergy is also a founding member of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center, which is a collaborative platform aimed at accelerating corporate renewable energy procurement.