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May 4 (Renewables Now) - US power generation group AES Corp (NYSE:AES) on Wednesday announced a 20-year agreement with Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) to supply the tech group’s data centres in California with renewable energy.
The energy will be sourced from a portfolio consisting of 110 MW of solar and 55 MW of four-hour storage projects located in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) region and will be used by Microsoft to partially match the load at its data centres in the state.
The new “highly customised” deal expands on an agreement between the companies, announced in November 2021, to provide 24/7 carbon-free power to Microsoft’s data centres in Virginia.
The contracts support Microsoft’s 100/100/0 by 2030 goal to have 100% of its electricity consumption, 100% of the time, matched by zero-carbon energy purchases by 2030.