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The second corporate agreement was signed in Europe for purchase of renewable energy participated by Microsoft Corporation.

The Company concluded a 10-year agreement with Vattenfall on purchase of all the power generated by the 180 MW Wieringermeer Wind Farm located in Holland near Amsterdam.

The energy of wind will procure operations of the Microsoft data centers in the Netherlands situated in the vicinity of the constructed wind farm.

The Wieringermeer Wind Farm Park being among the largest in the Netherlands is to start operating in 2019. In October, this year, Microsoft concluded a similar agreement in Ireland where a 37 MW wind station owned by the GE will work for Microsoft for 15 years.

Thus, the practice of bilateral agreements on purchase of clean energy participated by corporations is spreading over Europe. For the Swedish Vattenfall State Energy Company, it is the first deal in sullying data processing centers with clean energy outside Scandinavia.

TheWieringermeer Wind Farm station was presented by Dutch scientists at the Future Energy Forum held under the EXPO-2017 International Specialized Exhibition.


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