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Meta signs solar-plus-storage PPA with Ørsted for Arizona data centre power

By JP Casey
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Social media and data giant Meta has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with US utility Salt River Project (SRP) and Danish energy company Ørsted to acquire electricity from the latter’s Eleven Mile Solar Center in the US state of Arizona.

The project is currently under construction, and once completed, Ørsted expects the facility to have a power capacity of 300MW, and a 4-hour battery energy storage system (BESS) with an output of 300MW (1,200MWh).

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The company plans to commission the project next year, and Meta announced that it would acquire “the majority” of the electricity generated for use at a data centre in the Arizona city of Mesa, with the remainder being made available to SRP customers in the region.

The company plans to commission the project next year, and Meta announced that it would acquire “the majority” of the electricity generated for use at a data centre in the city of Mesa, with the remainder being made available to SRP customers in the region.

Meta reached net zero emissions across its operations in 2020, and meets the entirety of its energy demand with renewable power, but has continued investing in clean energy projects as its business grows. The company expects to have invested in 9.8GW of wind and solar capacity in the US alone by 2025.

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