Google has entered into a power purchase agreement with Apex Clean Energy for the full 189 MW capacity of Timbermill Wind, to be constructed in North Carolina. The PPA will contribute to the clean energy needs of Google’s data centers on the PJM grid, helping the company progress its commitment to powering its entire operation with carbon-free energy by 2030.
“Within the decade, we have an ambitious goal for every Google data center to operate on clean electricity, every hour of every day,” said Donna Calderon, Energy Senior Lead at Google. “We're excited to work with Apex for the first time to not only add wind power to one of the most difficult grids to decarbonize but also bring additional clean energy jobs to North Carolina.”
In addition to the environmental benefits that Timbermill Wind will create, including a $190,000 contribution to nearby conservation efforts, the facility will become Chowan County’s largest taxpayer and provide significant benefits to the local economy. In total, the project will generate approximately $33 million in tax revenue for the community and more than 150 jobs during construction.
“Timbermill Wind demonstrates the Apex team’s unmatched ability to execute on our expansive portfolio, even in a region notoriously difficult to advance wind power,” said Ken Young, CEO of Apex. “Alongside Google, with shared values and an ambitious perspective of its role in the energy transition, we’re pleased to deliver this project—one only achievable through this strong collaboration.”
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