Facebook chooses EDP Renováveis as US energy supplier

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Facebook chooses EDP Renováveis as US energy supplier

Thursday 02, August 2018
Electricity

The long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) will lead to the construction of Headwaters II Wind Farm in Rondolph County, Indiana, in 2020.

EDP Renováveis SA (EDPR), through its subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), has secured a 15-year, 139 MW PPA with Facebook to sell the energy produced at Headwaters II, a wind farm located in Rondolph County, Indiana.

The 200 MW wind farm will produce enough clean energy to supply 52,000 homes each year and will also bring economic benefits to the region, such as jobs in the construction and operation of the wind farm and investments in local communities.

This PPA will help Facebook meet its sustainability goal of supporting all of its operations with clean, renewable energy.

"Facebook is committed to finding new renewable energy projects on the same power grid for all of our facilities," says Facebook Director of Global Energy Bobby Hollis. "We are excited to partner with EDP Renováveis to help us meet our sustainability goals in the region."

According to EDP Renováveis CEO João Manso Neto, "EDP Renováveis is pleased to help Facebook meet its sustainability goal of procuring renewable energy to support their operations. Corporate purchasers, like Facebook, which purchase renewable energy at fixed and competitive prices have greatly contributed to the continued growth and success of the wind industry.”

“Indiana has long been a key market for EDP Renováveis,” says EDP Renewables North America CEO Miguel Prado. "EDPR appreciates the tremendous support it has received from our stakeholders in Randolph County and looks forward to bringing more clean energy to the grid and economic benefits to the state”.

This PPA with Facebook has allowed EDP Renováveis to reach, in 2018, its wind power capacity addition target for 2016-2020, thus exceeding the 3.5 GW goal.

EDP Renováveis currently operates 801 MW of wind power projects in Indiana and is set to exceed 1 GW of operational capacity by the end of 2018. EDPR will continue to expand its renewable energy portfolio in this state in the coming years with the addition of two new wind farms, which are expected to be operational in 2020 and 2022.