New Projects, Renewables, Wind

Google Purchases 536 MW of Wind Power from Four Wind Farms

By Editors of Power Engineering

In just one day, Google expanded its wind energy purchases by 536 MW generated in four separate wind farms across the country.

The single biggest purchase was 200 MW from the Glaciers Edge Wind Project being developed by EDF Renewable Energy in Iowa. That facility is expected to come online in December 2019.

Google previously made a $200 million investment in EDF’s Spinning Spur Wind Project in Texas in 2012, and purchased 225 MW of energy generated by the Great Western Wind Project in Oklahoma last year.

Oklahoma is also the home of the second of Google’s new wind purchases, as the company plans to buy 140 MW of power generated by the 300 MW Red Dirt Wind Farm being developed by the Grand River Dam Authority. That project is expected to come online in early 2018.

Google’s final two purchases are for the entire production of Avangrid Renewables’ Coyote Ridge and Tatanka Ridge Wind Farms in South Dakota. Both projects total 98 MW and are expected to be in full construction by 2019.