Enel starts wind farm that will power Facebook data centre in Nebraska
Enel Green Power North America, Inc. has officially started construction of a 320MW wind farm that will be used to power the Facebook data centre in Nebraska.
The Rattlesnake Creek project was a $143 million investment that will generate roughly 1.3 TWh annually, enough power to support 105,000 households while also eliminating 940,000 tonnes of CO2.
Head of Enel Green Power, Antonio Cammisecra said, “This project consolidates our growing presence in the US as our company enters into a new state and expands our business with new partners. We are thrilled to be able to support Facebook’s growing renewable energy needs in Nebraska and be a part of driving economic development in the region.”
Director of Global Energy at Facebook, Bobby Hollis said, “We know from experience that when people come together, they can do a lot of good in the world. We came together with the Omaha Public Power District, Tradewind Energy, and now, Enel Green Power, to ensure renewable energy solutions are accessible not just to Facebook, but to other companies as well. Today, we are one step closer to our goal of powering all of our operations with clean and renewable energy, and we are grateful to our partners for this collaboration.”