Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners has signed an agreement to supply 150MW of wind capacity to social networking giant Facebook.


The companies did not disclose the final terms of the deal, which will last for about 10 years.

Facebook will use the purchased renewable wind energy at its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and to power its new European data center, which is being built in Clonee, County Meath.

Brookfield currently operates 465MW of wind farms in Ireland. The company also has over 200MW of wind projects under development in the country.

Brookfield managing partner Ralf Rank said: "With over 10,000 megawatts of operating hydro and wind capacity and a 7,000 megawatt renewable development pipeline globally, we are uniquely positioned to offer consumers long-term, carbon-free renewable power and price stability as we work toward combatting climate change.

"We are pleased to have Facebook as our first retail customer in Ireland and welcome the opportunity to work with a corporate leader focused on increasing the use of renewable power."

Facebook infrastructure vice president Tom Furlong said: "Facebook’s new data center in Clonee will be one of the most technically advanced and environmentally-friendly in the world.

"Working with Brookfield, it will be powered by 100% renewable energy, sourced locally in Ireland."

Facebook has already been powering its data centers with renewable energy.

The company’s data centers in Altoona, Iowa and Fort Worth, Texas are being powered by 100% renewable energy.

Image: Brookfield to supply 100% renewable wind energy to Facebook’s new data center in Ireland. Photo: Courtesy of Brookfield.