Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners has signed an agreement to supply 150MW of wind power to meet energy requirement of Facebook.

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Under the agreement, Brookfield Renewable will supply Facebook with 100% onshore renewable wind energy over the next 10 years.

The company will supply the wind power from its 465MW of operating wind assets in Ireland. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The purchased renewable electricity will be used by Facebook to power its second European data center which is under construction in Clonee, County Meath, Ireland and to its international headquarters in Dublin, US.

Brookfield managing partner Ralf Rank said: "With over 10,000MW of operating hydro and wind capacity and a 7,000MW 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."

Brookfield also has over 200MW of wind development portfolio across Ireland.

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.

"We’re proud to be continuing our investment in Ireland, which has been home to our international headquarters since 2009."

In 2015, Facebook started construction on a new renewably-powered data center in Fort Worth, Texas, US.

The facility will feature Open Compute Project hardware, and will be powered by 200MW wind plant, which is under construction in Clay County.

Image: Brookfield has 200MW of wind power projects currently under development in Ireland.