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Google to Power Data Centers With Wind [UPDATE]

NextEra's Story County II wind farm: powering your searches beginning July 30

Google has inked a 20-year agreement to purchase wind power from NextEra Energy to power several data centers.

The 114 megawatts will flow from NextEra’s Story County II facility in Iowa starting on July 30 and help the company in its quest to become carbon neutral, Google Senior Vice President Urs Hoelzle wrote on The Official Google Blog. The deal also allows NextEra to build more green energy projects for other customers. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Google watchers had been wondering for a while if and when the company would start using renewable energy  to power its energy-hungry data centers.
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