Enel Green Power has signed new wind energy power purchase agreements (PPA) with Facebook and Adobe for the output of their 320 MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm.
The new agreement with Facebook expands upon the previous one they had last year in 2017; the company will now be purchasing 200MW worth of wind energy from the project, increasing to the full 320MW capacity by 2029.
Adobe will be purchasing 10MW of wind energy from the project between 2019 and 2028 in order to meet its renewable energy objectives.
Head of Enel’s Global Renewable Energies Division, Enel Green Power, Antonio Cammisecra said, “We are thrilled to partner with Facebook and Adobe on this wind project and to meet their individual energy needs through a customised solution. Agreements like these are a prime example of our ability to work collaboratively with corporate customers on tailor-made solutions, managing multiple off-takers with different energy supply volume needs.”
Director of Global Energy at Facebook, Bobby Hollis said, “Powering our data centers with 100% clean and renewable energy is not just a goal for Facebook, it is a requirement of our business. The Rattlesnake Creek wind farm will enable us to power our future Papillion Data Center, and fulfills our passion to expand the energy market for other corporate buyers, like Adobe.”
Sustainability strategist, Adobe, Vince Digneo said, “We’re excited to reach the next milestone in our sustainability goals through this agreement with Enel and Facebook. Collaboration is everything and we believe that PPA partnerships like this one are the way forward. Grid-scale renewable energy purchases are a key part of meeting our Science Based Targets and are critically important in decarbonising U.S. grids.”