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Google's Oklahoma-based data center to receive 48MW of wind power

Google's data center in Oklahoma to soon receive 48MW of wind power
By Anthony Garreffa from Sep 27, 2012 @ 21:27 CDT

Renewable energy for huge data centers is the in-thing right now, as it should be, with companies such as Facebook, Apple and Google all striving to push for renewable energy. Mountain View-based Google are looking to pump 48MW of wind power into their data center in Oklahoma.




Google want to supply their Mayes County location with 48MW of wind energy from Apex's Canadian Hills Wind Project, but they're not buying power directly at the source - instead, they're striking a deal with the Grand River Dam Authority. The Grand River Dam Authority is a utility, where Google will purchase the wind power on top of what is already supposed from the GRDA at present.


This new deal should see the data center continue on its green path of energy, while giving the site room to grow. Wind power will crank up in Google's data center once the Canadian Hills effort it up and running later on in the year.


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