Google Advances Green Goal With AES Deal for Carbon-Free Power

May 4, 2021, 12:00 PM

Google’s moving forward with its goal of becoming carbon-free by the end of the decade after AES Corp. agreed to supply the tech giant with renewable energy to power its data centers in Virginia.

AES, an international electricity company and power-plant developer, said the deal will result in the construction of 500 megawatts of solar, wind, small-scale hydroelectric and battery storage projects and supply will begin later this year, according to a statement Tuesday. AES and third-party developers will own the facilities.

The 10-year supply contract is the first-of-its-kind to provide 90% carbon-free electricity on an hourly basis, said AES...

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