This is Microsoft’s second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in a year, bringing its total wind energy purchases to 270 MW in the Netherlands.
The power purchase agreement is part of an ongoing collaboration between Eneco and Microsoft. In 2018, Eneco selected Microsoft as its preferred partner for cloud services, signing a three-year deal with Microsoft Azure, allowing Eneco to achieve the company’s goals and ambitions in the area of digital transformation.
Commenting on the agreement, Brian Janous, general manager, Energy and Sustainability, Microsoft, said that the purchase of renewable energy helps improve the sustainability of the company's operations and local grids.
This agreement is Microsoft's 14th renewable energy power purchase agreement and brings its total clean energy portfolio to more than 1.5 GW. The electricity generated will help support Microsoft's cloud services delivered from the Netherlands, which is one of 54 Azure regions announced.