Facebook-owner Meta has agreed a deal to buy all of the renewable power from two of the largest solar farms in the country to power its data centers.
In a move signalling a bold step forward for renewable energy in Ireland, tech giant Meta and Highfield energy services limited have entered into a partnership with an estimated investment for €180 Million. The deal revolves around the signing of two corporate power purchase agreements for solar farms located in Meath and Wexford, Promising a brighter, more sustainable future for the region.
With this major agreement in place, the solar energy generated from these farms will predominantly support Meta’s operations throughout Ireland. A notable beneficiary will be their expansive data center situated in Clonee, Co. Meath. This center, which plays a pivotal role in Meta’s European infrastructure, will soon benefit from a surge of green energy, thereby reducing its carbon footprint.
Beyond providing operational support, this deal is a significant milestone for Meta in their journey towards sustainability. As companies worldwide are racing against time to counteract the effects of climate change, achieving net zero emissions has become the gold standard. With this agreement, Meta is not just inching closer to that goal, but also ensuring that their entire value chain is backed by 100% renewable energy.
This partnership doesn’t just represent progress for Meta and Highfield Energy Services Limited; it’s a major leap for Ireland as a whole. The Irish Government’s ambitious Climate Action Plan has been set in motion to revolutionize the energy landscape of the country. One of its primary objectives is to ensure that by 2030, 15% of electricity consumption emanates from renewable sources, contracted under corporate power purchase agreements. With this deal, that goal seems more achievable than ever.
The collaboration between Meta and Highfield Energy Services Limited is not just a business transaction, its a testament to the commitment that major corporations and energy providers can make towards a greener, ,more sustainable future. As Ireland continues to lead by example in the realm of renewable energy adoption, such partnerships not only propel companies towards their sustainability goals but also align them with national objects aimed at a brighter and more sustainable Tomorrow.
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