EDF Renewable Energy To Build Wind Farm For Google

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy, which develops renewable energy projects, has released more details on the company's new renewable energy deal with Google. The company said it is building a new wind farm for Google, part of a big push by Google to move towards using renewable energy for 100 percent of Google's operations. EDF Renewable Energy said that Google has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 201 megawatts of wind power, which will come from the Great Western Wind Project, located in Woodward and Ellis counties in Oklahoma. The project will begin construction in the first quarter of 2016, and is expected to be operational by the end of the year. Financial details of the PPA were not announced. EDF Renewable Energy said the wind project will use 80 wind turbines from Vestas, which will help Google avoid more than 600,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually--or the equivalent of 125,000 passenger vehicles driven over one year.