Google has a blog post on its adding more wind power. Adding 240MW on top 330MW = 570MW of wind power. Which means??? possibly Google is adding 73% data center capacity over the next year or so. Why else would Google who is carbon neutral add another 240MW? The new wind farm capacity comes on line by end of 2014.
9/17/13 | 9:00:00 AM
(Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog)
As part of our quest to power our operations with 100% renewable energy, we’ve agreed to purchase the entire output of the 240 MW Happy Hereford wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas. This agreement represents our fifth long-term agreement and our largest commitment yet; we’ve now contracted for more than 570 MW of wind energy, which is enough energy to power approximately 170,000 U.S. households.
The Happy Hereford wind farm, which is expected to start producing energy in late 2014, is being developed by Chermac Energy, a small, Native American-owned company based in Oklahoma. The wind farm will provide energy to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), the regional grid that serves our Mayes County, Okla. data center.