Microsoft has committed to its largest wind-power purchase to date, with a deal to buy 237 megawatts of capacity from projects in Wyoming and Kansas.
The Kansas deal, as announced in The Wichita Eagle, involves purchase of 178 MW from the Bloom Wind Project in Kansas, and the remaining capacity is being purchased from the Wyoming-based Black Hills Corp.’s Happy Jack and Silver Sage wind farms. The deal will supply power to a Microsoft data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The company’s commitments to renewables span across Virginia, Texas, Wyoming, Illinois and Kansas:
In a Nov. 14, 2016, Microsoft blog, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said: “This is a small step toward a future where other customer-sited resources may help make the grid more efficient, reliable and capable of integrating intermittent energy sources like wind and solar.”