Published: 23 April 2014 23 April 2014
Google and MidAmerican Energy have announced an agreement for MidAmerican Energy to supply Google’s Council Bluffs, Iowa data center with up to 407MW of wind-sourced energy.
The wind power will come from several wind projects that are part of MidAmerican Energy’s Wind VIII program, an initiative under which MidAmerican Energy will bring 1,050MW of new Iowa wind power online by the end of 2015. This agreement fully supplies the first phase of Google’s facilities in Council Bluffs with 100% renewable wind energy, bundled with and tracked by renewable energy certificates, and will allow additional phases to be supplied with wind-sourced energy as the company grows in Iowa. This agreement represents Google’s seventh and largest renewable energy purchase to date, bringing the total amount of renewable energy Google has contracted for to over 1GW.