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Google and O2, a Nordic wind farm developer and operator, have announced that Google will buy the entire electricity output of a new wind farm, to be built at Maevaara, in Övertorneå and Pajala municipality in northen Sweden, for the next ten years.
This power purchase agreement (PPA) will enable Google to run its Hamina, Finland data center using renewable energy. Thanks to the new power purchase agreement with Google, O2 has secured 100% financing for the construction of the new wind farm from German insurance company Allianz. The 24 turbine project, with a capacity of 72MW, already has all relevant planning approvals and permits, and construction will start in the coming months. When the wind farm becomes fully operational in early 2015, Allianz will assume ownership of the wind farm. O2 will continue its involvement in Maevaara through a separate agreement to commercially and technically manage the wind farm. Nordex will supply 24 N117/3000 turbines for the Maevaara project.
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