Earth Wind gears for 400-MW off-take of excess wind power
The Tonstad Vindpark project in Norway. Source: TONSTAD Vindpark AS
November 23 (Renewables Now) - Norwegian energy infrastructure developer Earth Wind & Power (EWP) plans to off-take up to 400 MW of excess and pre-grid offshore wind power generation in Northern Europe.
The Oslo-based company said on Tuesday it intends to use the electricity to meet the power requirements of its data centre infrastructure facilities. According to it, the planned off-take will help use excess power that could be wasted while supporting Europe’s growing demand for data processing-power.
The surplus power is planned to supply scalable modular data centres. These units are typically positioned by Oslo-based EWP at local power generation sites such as wind, solar, geothermal and gas plants, and utilise any excess power when demand and energy prices are low or no other off-take options are available.
"It is a proud moment for Earth Wind & Power given our vision to reduce environmental impact by increasing the utilisation of existing resources [..],” said Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, CEO and Co-Founder of Earth Wind & Power.
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