Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Google buys up Dutch wind energy

Google is buying the entire output of an 18-turbine Dutch wind energy project to supply power to a major data centre.

Company officials said Google wants both price certainty and to ensure that the 600 million euro (£480 million) data centre it is building in Eemshaven will be supplied by renewable energy from the start.

The 62-megawatt wind project is also still under construction at nearby Delfzijl, with turbines both onshore and off the coast in the North Sea.

Google did not disclose terms but said it has signed a 10-year contract. The US search giant has inked similar deals in Finland and Sweden in the past two years.

The data centre is due to be completed in 2017.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph