EDF Renewable Energy Puts Google Wind Farm Into Operation

San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewable Energy says that it recently put a 225 megawatt, wind farm--which is supplying electricity to Google--into operation. EDF Renewable Energy said the Great Western Wind Project, which is based near Woodward and Ellis counties in Oklahoma, went into commercial operations on December 21st. All of the power at that plant is going to Google, under a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the output of the wind farm. EDF Renewable Energy said the wind turbines at the location generate enough electricity to power 70,000 average Oklahoma homes. Google's use of the wind farm is part of the Internet giant's renewable energy efforts, and was originally announced in Paris at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). EDF RE said that Google is now the largest corporate buyer of renwable power in the world, with 2.6 gigawatts worth of renewable energy long-term contracts.