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Wpd and Equinix form 100MW French PPA partnership

RICHARD HEAP

February 1, 2024

Developer Wpd has secured power purchase agreements to supply digital infrastructure firm Equinix with electricity from seven wind farms totalling 100MW in France.

Equinix has agreed 20-year deals to buy power produced by four wind projects in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, two in Hauts-de-France and one in Pays de la Loire. It will use the electricity to support its 11 data centres in France. Schneider Electric acted on the deal.

Grégoire Simon, president of Wpd France, said: “PPAs help to strengthen the competitiveness of the French market and support the country’s reindustrialisation, by offering economically viable energy solutions to companies willing to engage in the energy transition.”

Régis Castagné, managing director at Equinix France, said: “We are proud to sign one of the biggest  Power Purchase Agreements in French history, marking a significant milestone in France and underscoring Equinix’s global dedication to investing in renewable energy solutions. Through aligning with France’s own renewable energy production goals, we’re delighted to be positively and proactively contributing to the nation’s decarbonisation and renewable investments.”

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