Why Microsoft’s new deal to purchase electricity from an Irish wind farm makes sense

“This will better enable intermittent clean power sources like wind energy to be added to the Irish grid” writes Gianluca Mezzofiore for This provides more predictable power to an increasingly green Irish grid, by smoothing out peaks and valleys in wind production.The stored energy in excess will be given back to the Irish grid, this way serving the wider population.Microsoft just signed a deal with GE in Ireland to buy 100% of the electricity from its new 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm in Ireland for the next 15 years. This will make it easier to incorporate new clean power sources like wind energy, and that is good for the environment, for Ireland and for our company.”.

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