Facebook & Adobe Sign PPAs For Electricity From Wind Farm

Enel Green Power North America announced that it had signed two Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with Facebook and Adobe for the electricity generated from its soon-to-be-completed 320 megawatt Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in Nebraska.

Initially Enel was to sell 200 megawatts (MW) of wind-generated electricity to Facebook  so as to fulfill 100% of the needs of its new data center in Papillion, Nebraska, located about 120 miles from the Rattlesnake Creek wind project.

This week, however, the Facebook Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was revised and expanded, and also included the involvement of computer software company Adobe.

Specifically, the PPA has been expanded to gradually include the entire output of the project by 2029 as Facebook looks to expand its data center in Papillion but ensure that the data center runs on 100% renewable electricity.

However, Adobe will acquire the power and renewable energy credits from a 10 MW portion of the project through a bundled PPA between 2019 and 2028.

“We’re excited to reach the next milestone in our sustainability goals through this agreement with Enel and Facebook,” said Vince Digneo, sustainability strategist, Adobe.