Just a few days back, the New York Time had an article censuring the energy use of data centers. There has been much debate around this article since then. One of the companies that is making a change is Google which is opting for wind power to power its data center in Oklahoma. The internet giant is in the process of expanding its data center in Mayes County and has decided to go in for green wind power which is renewable. The company’s commitment to carbon neutrality was made public in 2007 and since then t has done everything possible to enhance the use of renewable energy.
For the Oklahoma data center, Google has entered into an alliance with GRDA or Grand River Dam Authority which will supply Google with 48 megawatts of wind energy. The energy is being generated by the GRDA’s Canadian Hills Wind Project and Google will pay a premium to purchase this energy as well.
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