Google adds another 59MW of Wind Power in 2015 in Sweden to support future expansion in Hamina, Finland Data Center

Google announced a Swedish wind power project to support its Finland Data Center growth.



More Swedish wind power for Google’s Finnish data center


Google buys 10 years of renewable energy in deal with Nordic wind farm developer Eolus Vind AB, financing construction of four new wind farms.


Stockholm, January 22, 2014 - Google and Eolus Vind AB, a leading Nordic wind farm developer and operator, today announced that Google will buy the entire electricity output of 4 new wind farms, to be built in 4 municipalities in southern Sweden, for a period of ten years, starting early 2015.  The new power purchase agreement (PPA) is Google’s second such agreement in Sweden in less than 12 months, and sixth agreement globally to procure renewable energy for its data centers.


The deal will provide Google’s Hamina, Finland, data center with additional renewable energy as the facility expands in coming years. This cross-border arrangement is possible thanks to Europe’s increasingly integrated energy market - and in particular, Scandinavia’s Nord Pool market - which allows Google to buy renewable energy with Guarantee of Origin certification in Sweden, and consume an equivalent amount of power elsewhere in Europe.  

The press has picked this up as well. When you combine Google with Renewable Energy the press coverage is better than most.


Eolus to Establish Wind Farms That Will Supply Google's Finnish Data Center ...

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
HASSLEHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eolus Vind AB and Google have signed a ten year agreement in which Google will buy all electricity generated by 29 wind turbines that Eolus establishes in four wind farms in southern Sweden.


Google locks in four new Swedish wind farms for Finnish datacentre

ZDNet - ‎2 hours ago‎
The deal with Nordic operator Eolus is the second 'purchase power agreement' (PPA) Google has made in Sweden to indirectly supply power to its datacentre, more than 1,000km away in Hamina, Finland. The Finnish facility is currently undergoing a €450m ...


Google seals second Swedish wind farm deal

Financial Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Google has made its third bet on green energy in the space of three months, with a deal to buy all the electricity generated by four Swedish wind farms for 10 years. The transaction is similar to one that the technology group sealed seven months ago with ...


Google to buy more wind power for Finnish data center

GigaOM - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The additional wind power comes on top of what Google announced last year, that it planned to buy wind power from one large (72 MW) wind farm in Northern Sweden, to be built and operated by Swedish wind farm developer O2 in 2015. The new wind ...


Google Logging In To Swedish Wind Farms

North American Windpower - ‎2 hours ago‎
Google has signed a 10-year agreement with Swedish developer Eolus Vind AB to buy all of the electricity generated by four wind farms under development in southern Sweden. Eolus says the projects will supply the internet company's Finish data center with ...