CWP Renewables and Fujitsu Australia have signed a 10-year power purchase agreement for electricity from the 270MW Sapphire wind farm in New South Wales, Australia.
The PPA will begin on June 30 and will deliver enough electricity to power around 40% of Fujitsu’s NSW data centre load, or roughly 30% of its annual Australian electricity usage.
Sapphire, which has 75 Vestas 3.6MW turbines, has been online since November 2018.
Graeme Beardsell, chief executive of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “Fujitsu Australia is proud to be leading Fujitsu globally with this PPA.”
“Our purpose is to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation, and this agreement is a firm marker of our purpose in action.”
“As a large energy user in Australia, we want to use that scale to support renewable energy generation and the NSW regional economy.”
“Data centres are energy-intensive to run and by increasing our sourcing of renewable energy our data centre customers will also benefit from a reduction in their own carbon footprints, specifically their scope three emissions.”
“Looking forward, we will continue to explore opportunities in our region to invest in power purchases from renewable projects.”
“We are very pleased to be supporting Fujitsu and its customers to reduce their carbon emissions over the next decade.” said Jason Willoughby CWP Renewables chief executive.
“Through this PPA, Fujitsu is not only contributing to the transition to net zero emissions, but supporting ongoing regional investment, which Sapphire wind farm provides through jobs, community investment and sponsorships.”