Facebook Wants More Wind Power for Data Center

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Social media giant Facebook has announced to buy more wind energy to power its data center in Nebraska.

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Here’s news we can all “like” today: Facebook announced plans last week to locate its newest data center in rural Nebraska. Thanks to a new renewable energy tariff provided by their future local utility, low-cost wind energy will power 100 percent of the facility.

A big footprint This will be a big data center. Spread across a 146-acre campus and measuring 970,000 square feet, it will be Facebook’s sixth U.S. data center when it comes online in 2020. But how will wind power this energy-hungry facility? Facebook collaborated with its future local utility, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), to design Rate261M, a renewable energy tariff that... ... More: Official Press Release AWEA Blog Into the Wind

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