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Norsk Vind: Facebook with historic wind power purchase agreement

  • Sector: Energy
  • Date: May 23, 2018

  • Company: Norsk Vind is Norway's largest private wind power company, that contributes to the electrification of industry, household, and transport.

Facebook has signed a wind power agreement for the purchase of all electric power for 15 years from the wind cluster developed by Norsk Vind. The Bjerkreim cluster is located near Stavanger. Before long, the cluster will consist of 70 Siemens 4.2 Mw wind turbines and will, for a while, be Norway’s biggest wind farm. Facebook’s commitment to become 100% renewable in all its operations globally, as soon as possible, is the main driver behind this historic zero emission agreement.

Norsk Vind, is the project company behind the Bjerkreim cluster, where it has, together with Luxcara, a German renewable energy company and the project’s investor, negotiated an energy deal that comprises Fakebook’s purchase of 1 billion kWh /year for 15 years. Norsk Vind is also the constructor and will operate the wind farm.

When multinational modern companies like Facebook and Google enter long-term agreements for the purchase of wind power, it gives the world a powerful signal to the effect that an important step towards greener energy production and consumption is being implemented. This gives us grounds for hope that the climate objectives of the Paris Accord may be reached, by as many companies as possible committing to becoming based on 100% renewable energy, says Per Ove Skorpen, CEO of Norsk Vind.