Published: 25 September 2019 25 September 2019
Microsoft and Engie have announced both a long-term solar and wind energy power purchase agreement (PPA) in the USA and implementation of Darwin, an energy software developed by Engie using Microsoft Azure’s cloud services to optimise performance of Engie’s wind, solar, and hybrid renewable assets worldwide.
The renewable deal will see Microsoft purchase a total of 230MW from two projects in Texas, bringing Microsoft’s renewable energy portfolio to more than 1,900MW. Microsoft will purchase the majority of the output from the new Las Lomas wind farm, to be located in Starr & Zapata Counties in south Texas and from the Anson Solar Center park, which will be built in Jones County, central Texas. Both projects will be operated by Engie and are expected to come on-line in January 2021.