UK telco and media firm Sky has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Octopus Renewables Infrastructure to procure the output of a Scottish windfarm.

Octopus Renewables Crossdykes
– Octopus Renewables Infrastructure on LinkedIn

The deal will see Sky UK buy 69 percent of the electricity produced by the 46MW Crossdykes windfarm, located in Lanarkshire, Scotland, for ten years beginning in April 2025.

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust acquired a majority stake (51 percent) of Crossdykes wind farm in 2022, with Octopus Renewables Infrastructure SCSp buying the rest.

According to the company’s website, the wind farm generates around 144GWh of electricity annually via its ten turbines.

Phil Austin, chair at Octopus Renewables Infrastructure, said: “The contract underscores the strength of our investment manager’s energy markets team as they implement our strategy to deliver a high proportion of fixed revenue and inflation linkage, providing added certainty to our portfolio for the long-term.”

He added: “Renewable energy supply deals with major corporations like Sky help meet vital targets to decarbonize their business.”

Also in Lanarkshire, Greencoat’s Dalquhandy 42MW wind farm, formerly BayWa, is largely contracted to BT. In 2022, BT signed a PPA to procure 80 percent of the site’s output for ten years.

BT also has a PPA with the Renewables Infrastructure Group in Scotland, procuring energy from the 35MW Blary Hill onshore wind farm.

According to its website, Sky operates 52 data centers Points of Presence (PoP) across the UK, including more than 1,000 server racks in a combination of Sky-owned and leased facilities.

The Octopus Group announced plans earlier this year to install its own pylons to help expand the UK’s electricity network. The group also made a £200 million ($255m) investment in Deep Green, a distributed computing provider that places small Edge computing modules at sites with a need for heat.