By Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today
In March, Facebook and Adobe announced they signed power purchase agreements with EGPNA, the renewable energies division of the Enel Group, for the sale of energy produced by Enel’s 320 MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm. Facebook’s deal with Enel expands upon the previous agreement for the purchase of Rattlesnake Creek’s output, increasing the renewable power supply to Facebook’s data center in Papillion, Nebraska, upon its expansion.
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