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Google Partners In Consortium To Source Power From Dutch Renewable Energy

Google has announced it is partnering with AkzoNobel, DSM, and Philips in a consortium which has agreed to a long-term agreement to jointly source power from renewable energy projects in the Netherlands.

The consortium agreement was announced this week on Google’s new The Keyword blog by Francois Sterin, Google’s Director of Global Infrastructure. Google is keeping itself on track to meet its goal of powering 100% of its operations from renewable energy, and this latest agreement will not only contribute towards the company’s operations in the Netherlands, but is also intended to help the Netherlands meet its own renewable energy target of 14% by 2020.

The consortium’s first agreement as part of its larger long-term collaboration purchase is a commitment to purchase the entire production from a new wind farm established by a cooperative of 4,000 people in the province of Zeeland. Upon completion, which is expected in 2019, 5% of the project’s output will go towards the shareholders, with the remaining 95% split between the four consortium holders.

This follows Google’s purchase of 236 MW of renewable energy from two wind farms being developed in Norway and Sweden, announced back in July.


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