The €400 million ($469 million) Bjerkreim cluster will supply 1,000 GWh of electricity per year, enough to help offset the power used by Facebook's Nordic data centers in Odense, Denmark, and Lulea, Sweden.
The Bjerkreim cluster incorporates 70, 4.2-MW Siemens wind turbines and is operated by Luxcara of Germany. Swedish utility Vattenfall will integrate the output into the Nordic grid, provide balancing services, and supply Facebook.
The Bjerkreim deal is Facebook's largest single purchase of renewable energy and is Norway's largest wind project to date.
(Source: Facebook, DataCenter Dynamics, 24 May, 2018)
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The plant was commissioned 6 years ago
as part of a province-wide effort to boost the province's reputation as a "renewable-energy hub."
(Source: Siemens Wind Power, CBC, Others, 18 July, 2017) Contact: Siemens Wind Power, David Hickey, CEO, www.siemens.ca
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