Google has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Engie for 100MW of offshore wind energy.

The new deal will mean that Google's facilities are expected to operate at or near 90 percent carbon-free energy (CFE) on an hourly basis in 2025, up from a projected 67 percent.

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Google said the PPA will make the UK cloud region one of six (along with Finland, Iowa, Montreal, Spain and Toronto) regions that will operate at or near 90 percent CFE, on an hourly basis, from 2025.

Matt Brittin, president of Google EMEA, said: “This new investment in UK renewable energy brings us one step closer to reaching our goal of operating entirely on carbon-free energy by 2030, and means that, in the UK, we’ll be running on at or near 90 percent carbon-free energy in 2025.”

Paulo Almirante, Engie senior EVP, added: "This contract demonstrates the strength of the Group's renewable portfolio, with 37GW of renewable assets, a major advantage for our customers in their decarbonization strategy."

The announcement comes a day after Microsoft announced 900MWs of PPAs for its Ireland data center operations.

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