09 Oct '17, 1pm

GE, Microsoft Announce New Wind And Battery Storage Deal

GE, Microsoft Announce New Wind And Battery Storage Deal

Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100% of the wind energy from GE’s new 37 MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland. According to Microsoft, the agreement will help support Microsoft Cloud services in Ireland. As part of the deal, Microsoft also signed an agreement with Dublin-based energy trading company ElectroRoute, which will provide energy trading services to Microsoft. Each turbine will have an integrated battery; Microsoft and GE will test how these batteries can be used to capture and store excess energy and then provide it back to the grid as needed. This provides more predictable power to an increasingly green Irish grid by smoothing out peaks and valleys in wind production, the companies explain. This will better enable intermittent clean power sources like wind energy to be added to the Irish grid. ...

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