Already supplying electricity to Google in Oklahoma, EDF Renewable Energy has signed an agreement to supply more power from its new Glaciers Edge Wind Project in Iowa.
The project is located in northwest Iowa’s Cherokee County and should be online by December 2019. EDF said the additional capacity of 200 megawatts of wind energy will help Google reach its goal of purchasing enough renewable energy to match its energy consumption for global operations.
It was in 2012 when EDF and Google created a relationship. EDF invested $200 million in its Spinning Spur Wind Project in Oldham County, Texas. Four years later, EDF created the Great Western Wind Project in Oklahoma which supplies 225 MW of clean electricity to Google.
Dai Owen, head of Power Marketing for EDF said the Google deal demonstrates “leadership in the drive for a low-carbon economy.”
Google’s director of global infrastructure, Gary Demasi says renewables bring value to the company’s business.
“With solar and wind declining dramatically in cost and propelling significant employment growth, the transition to clean energy is driving unprecedented economic opportunity and doing so faster than we ever anticipated,” he added.