Apple's Oregon data center receives power from new RE projects - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar, Wind  -  July 28, 2020

Apple's Oregon data center receives power from new RE projects

A wind farm that will be powering Apple’s Prineville Data Center in Oregon recently completed construction and will provide renewable energy to the company through PPAs.

The Montague Wind Farm in Gilliam County, Ore., will contribute to the power supplied to the Apple data center alongside the Gala Solar project in Crook County, Ore. The two projects were brought into Apple’s portfolio through PPAs with Avangrid Renewables.

“Thanks to Apple’s leadership, these two projects will continue generating and delivering clean electricity for decades to come,” Alejandro de Hoz, president and CEO of Avangrid Renewables, said in a statement. “We are proud to continue to grow our footprint in the Pacific Northwest and of the enduring economic foundation that these projects provide to rural Oregon communities.”

The Montague facility has a capacity of 200.85 MW with 56 Vestas turbines, while the Gala Solar projects has a 69.9 MWdc capacity with 160,000 Sunpower solar panels.

This announcement follows Apple's commitment last week to be carbon neutral in their supply chain, in addition to their operations, before 2030.

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