MICROSOFT MOVES TOWARD GREENER INTERNET WITH WIND ENERGY PURCHASE
The race to build a green internet is in full swing, with Microsoft announcing today that it is purchasing 175 MW of wind energy in Illinois to power its data center operations there.
Electricity generated by that wind farm will power Microsoft’s data center in Chicago, one of the facilities that runs services like Office 365, Xbox Live, Bing, and Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing offering.
This is the second time Microsoft has turned to wind energy to power its data centers. It announced its first such “power purchase agreement” last year for 110 MW of wind energy to power its Texas data center.
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