Ørsted and Microsoft Corporation have entered into an agreement for Microsoft to purchase energy from Ørsted’s Old 300 Solar Centre in Fort Bend County, Texas. The centre is expected to come online in Q2 2022.
"Microsoft has ambitious sustainability objectives for its Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions,” said Vishal Kapadia, senior VP and CCO at Ørsted Onshore. "Given the strong alignment in focus on emission reductions between our two organisations, I'm excited about our continued collaboration."
Adrian Anderson, senior director, Renewable Energy at Microsoft, said: "On our journey to 100 % renewable energy, we recognise that innovation and collaboration are fundamental in how we fight against climate change. We're grateful for our collaboration with Ørsted to deliver renewable energy in ERCOT and look forward to continued progress towards a net-zero carbon future."
Old 300 Solar Centre is located on 2800 acres of privately owned land near the city of Needville in Fort Bend County, Texas. The project represents an investment of more than USD 400 m in the local community that will benefit landowners, schools, and other community services for years to come via lease payments and property taxes.