American companies increasingly focus on renewable energy, using it to power their server rooms, stores and campuses. It’s primarily Apple, but Google does not want to be worse and its Mountain View campus is also planning to use wind energy.
The Altamost Pass is a very windy place and is used by power companies, with hundreds of wind turbines in place. A completely new project will soon start on this site, where 770 existing turbines will be replaced by 48 brand new models with significantly improved performance.
Google has already announced that it intends to buy half of the energy it wants to use to power the entire corporate campus located at Mountain View headquarters.
The power supply agreement was signed for 20 years, and its implementation will be dealt with by Next Era, which has been working with Google for some time. Power supplies will begin from 2016 and will be 43 MW per year.