Akamai Technologies has announced the mechanical completion of Seymour Hills wind farm, in which the company has invested.
The Seymour Hills wind farm is expected to start the commercial operations in the coming weeks and supply power to the Akamai’s aggregate Texas area data center.
The operations at the data center are expected to be supported by supply of 8MW of renewable energy - or up to 192MWh of power each day from the Seymour Hills wind farm in northwestern Texas.
The energy generated from the wind farm represents approximately 7% of the company’s global power load and forms part of the company’s commitment to source renewable energy for 50% of its global network operations by 2020.
Akamai networks senior vice president Noam Freedman said: “It used to be that only large companies could purchase renewable energy. But now, widely distributed organizations like Akamai can buy renewable energy in amounts that suit their needs.
“Akamai is leading the way for clean energy procurement to be part of energy consumption plans for all companies. By the end of 2019, we expect to have another wind farm and a solar array in operation, bringing our total to 45 megawatts of sustainable power.”
Installed with 12 wind turbines with estimated output of 30MW, the Seymour Hills wind farm is part of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
ERCOT manages the electric power supply for more than 25 million Texas customers and represents approximately 90% of the state’s electric load, serving as the independent system operator for the region.
ENGIE North America US wind development commercial strategy vice president Emily Cohen said: “ENGIE is committed to providing clean, renewable energy for corporate customers like Akamai, whose pivotal leadership will help drive the transition to zero carbon emissions. We are thrilled to see the Seymour Hills project completed and look forward to producing significant benefits for customers, landowners and community.”