AES to porvide renewable power to Microsoft data centres in California


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.

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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.

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