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Google’s biggest wind energy deal yet

By Kirsten Korosec | September 17, 2013, 5:15 PM PDT

"Out with the Old, In with the New," Wolf Ridge Wind Farm (Not Google's) in Muenster, Texas. http://www.flickr.com/photos/33629628@N03/3133687706/ by Ben

Reposted from smartplanet:

Google announced today plans to purchase the entire output of the 240-megawatt Happy Hereford wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas—the company’s fifth long-term agreement and its largest commitment yet.

To date, Google has contracted for more than 570 MW of wind energy, enough energy to power about 170,000 U.S. households, the company in a post on its official blog. Ultimately, Google has a goal to power its operations with 100 percent renewable power.

The wind farm, which is being developed by a Native American-owned company called Chermac Energy, is expected to start producing energy late next year, according to Google. The wind farm will provide energy to the Southwest Power Pool, a regional grid that serves Google’s Mayes County, Okla.-based data center.

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