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Data centre operator DPO signs 100MW wind PPA

RICHARD HEAP

January 5, 2024

US data centre operator Digital Power Optimization has signed a 100MW power purchase agreement to use electricity from wind farms to power data centres in Texas.

DPO said the seller owned multiple wind farms in Texas with headline capacity of 150MW, but did not disclose the company’s identity. It added that the PPA would help power multiple data centres that it is due to bring online by mid-2025.

Andrew Webber, chief executive at DPO, said it has been piloting the use of wind power at its data centres for the last year: “Together, we crafted a custom and innovative PPA structure which creates zero-cost economic upside for the seller while bringing to life some of the cleanest and most sustainable computing facilities on Earth for DPO’s investors and data centre tenants,” he said.

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