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Ocean Winds to supply Google with 5TWh via PPA

The joint venture is contracted to supply more than 5TWh of renewable power from a single offshore wind farm to the IT giant aiming to run on fossil-free energy from 2030.

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Engie has signed a power purchase agreement with Google pertaining to offtake from offshore wind farm Moray East located in Scottish waters, the French utility writes in a press statement.

The contract has a term of 12 years and entails generation from 100MW capacity.

In total, the Alphabet-owned IT giant will receive more than 5TWh of electricity from the offshore wind farm with a planned effect of 900MW upon scheduled commissioning in 2025.

“People across the UK and Europe are increasingly worried about climate change and energy security. We share that concern and believe technology is an important part of the solution - both by reducing our own emissions, and by helping others to reduce their own,” writes Google EMEA President Matt Brittin in a press release.

The agreement will help Google achieve its goal to run solely on fossil-free energy from 2030.

Ocean Winds, a 50-50 joint venture owned by Engie and EDP Renewables, is currently developing or operating more than 6GW of wind at sea in UK waters.

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