The largest wind farm in Norway, located in the Stavanger region, will be responsible for supplying Facebook’s clean energy. The American company has signed the contract with the Norwegian company Norsk Vind Energi, which includes the purchase of the total energy produced for 15 years.
Facebook’s clean energy is already a reality with its new green energy project. The company has signed a contract by which it will purchase the electricity produced in a wind farm in the Stavanger region (Norway).
Norsk Vind Energi is a leading company in Norway and one of the largest private wind energy developers in the country.
Norsk Vind Energi AS, a Norwegian company that develops and promotes the construction of wind farms in its own country and abroad, was the company that signed the contract with Facebook, which includes the purchase of the total energy produced during 15 years.
Located in Bjerkreim, the wind farm is integrated with two other wind farms into a complex that is set to be the largest wind energy project in Norway, with a combined capacity of 294 MW and an annual production estimated at around 1,000 GWh ( 1 TWh). This is equivalent to the annual consumption of some 50,000 homes. The wind farm is scheduled to start commercial operation in 2019.
Norway and Facebook´s clean energy
The Norwegian knowledge is the architect that has led the Nordic country to put technology at the service of ecology and make them pioneers in smart and sustainable solutions. So much so that Norway has important and consolidated business groups with extensive experience in sustainability promotion.
Norsk Vind Energi is a leading company in Norway and one of the largest private developers of wind energy in the country.
Norway´s goal is to maintain itself as a pioneer of the sustainable economic and business model it holds, with achievements such as its energy model, which is based on the production of 98% of renewable energies.
For its part, Facebook´s clean energy is the main motivation of the company’s investment, aimed at the ambitious goal of producing zero emissions through the exclusive use of 100% renewable energies across all its operations worldwide. Other large companies such as Google, Hydro or Alcoa have also made investments in the country reconfirming the Norwegian wind energy competitiveness.
Rune Hersvik, senior partner at Norsk Vind Energy, says: “When multinational companies such as Facebook and Google sign large-scale long-term contracts for the acquisition of wind power, the world is given a powerful signal that progress is being made towards sustainable energy production and consumption. The commitment of large companies to the use of 100% renewable energies gives us the hope of being able to achieve the climate objectives of the Paris agreement. “