Procuring sustainable energy worldwide
Microsoft has been 100% powered by renewable energy since 2014
We do so by procuring renewable electricity, both directly through power purchase agreements and through the purchase of renewable energy certificates and offsets. We’re exploring future opportunities to increase our purchase of renewable electricity and support the construction of new renewable electricity projects near our data centers and facilities.
Wind energy purchases are an important part of meeting our commitment to renewable electricity.
Keechi Wind project
In 2013, we signed a 20-year agreement to purchase 100 percent of the output of the 110-megawatt (MW) Keechi Wind project, a new wind farm that began operating in 2015.
Pilot Hill Wind project
In 2014, Microsoft purchased 175 megawatts of wind energy from the Pilot Hill Wind project in Illinois, which generates more than enough energy to power our Chicago data center and 70,000 Illinois homes.
We generate a small amount of onsite renewable energy from solar panels covering the rooftops on our Silicon Valley campus.
from Pilot Hill Wind project
solar panels at our Mountain View, CA campus
In October 2015, Microsoft was named a Green Power Partner of the Year by the EPA for the third time in four years.