The Anonymous Widower

Google Buys Scottish Offshore Wind Power

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on offshoreWIND.biz.

This is the sub-heading and the first paragraph.

ENGIE and Google have entered into a 12-year, 100 MW corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) supporting the Moray West offshore wind development in Scotland.

ENGIE will provide Google with more than 5 TWh of green power from the Moray West project, a nearly 900 MW offshore wind farm set to begin generating power from 2025.

Increasingly, it seems that large energy users are committing themselves to long-term energy deals.

One of Google’s senior people is quoted as saying.

People across the UK and Europe are increasingly worried about climate change and energy security. We share that concern and believe technology is an important part of the solution – both by reducing our own emissions, and by helping others to reduce their own.

I have a few thoughts.

How Much Of Moray West’s Output Is 5 TWh?

Consider.

  • Moray West has an maximum output of 882 MW.
  • This converts to 7.73 TWh.

If Google are buying all the electricity produced by the wind farm, that would mean that the capacity factor is around 64.7 %, which is quite reasonable, if a bit high for a fixed foundation wind farm.

If we are, it does surely reflect a desire for stability and security in a fast-changing world.

Are We Seeing More Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs)?

November 24, 2022 Posted by | Computing, Energy | , , , | 1 Comment