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Google Signs Renewable Energy Supply Deal With Engie

Google Signs Renewable Energy Supply Deal With Engie
07 October 2021
 

Google has signed a new 140MW renewable energy supply contract with French firm Engie.

According to a blog shared by Acre’s Head of Energy & Climate Change Dulce Flores, the three-year agreement means Engie will provide Google with renewable electricity from solar and wind sources in Germany, via an energy portfolio. 

Jointly with ENGIE, Google will purchase electricity from 23 renewable energy projects in five German states. Some will be newly-built from scratch. Others (such as existing onshore wind projects that will no longer receive national subsidy support) will see their life extended, so they continue to produce clean electricity instead of being dismantled.

Google expects the energy delivered to its German facilities to be nearly 80 per cent carbon-free by 2022, helping the firm achieve its Carbon-Free Energy (CFE) target for 2030.

Between now (2021) and 2030, Google will be investing approximately 1 billion euros in digital infrastructure and clean energy in Germany.

 

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Marc Oman, Energy Senior lead of Global Data Centers at Google, said: "We selected Engie because of its expertise in decarbonisation and its ability to transform the delivery of clean energy.  

"We need cooperation and partnerships with leading energy companies such as Engie, who work together for the long-term, sustainable use of energy. " 

Dulce Flores, Senior Consultant - Europe, said “This is an exciting move for two inspirational companies to join forces once again and galvanize their corporate responsibilities. 

“Further greening a company of this scale that continues to grow takes serious expertise and planning and this deal showcases the power and possibilities of renewable energy.” 

Picture: a photograph of solar panels from above. Image credit: Google

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 07 October 2021

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