Engie has entered into five corporate power purchase agreements (CPPA) with Google, committing to supply the tech giant with 118MW of renewable energy from its onshore wind farms in Belgium.

The move is part of Google’s strategy to power its digital infrastructure in the country with carbon-free energy.

Engie will supply clean energy from its four new wind farms with a combined capacity of 26MW.

The company has also agreed to extend an existing CPPA for a 92MW operational site by an additional eight years.

Engie Belgium CEO Vincent Verbeke stated: “We are delighted to partner with the reference corporates of the tech industry, and in particular with Google, as most players in the sector are accelerating the development of their infrastructure and stepping up their purchasing programmes for carbon-free energy.

“As the top developer for clean energy CPPAs worldwide, we are proud to contribute to the economic feasibility of new investments for renewable projects while supporting the operations and the investments of energy-intensive industries, as well as their local anchorage.”

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Engie’s provision of 118MW of renewable capacity to Google translates to 3.7 terawatt hours of carbon-free energy.

Google Data Center Belgium lead Frederic Descamps stated: “Sustainability has been one of Google’s core values since its founding.

“We’re pursuing net zero emissions across our operations and value chain by 2030, supported by an ambitious clean energy goal to operate our data centres and office campuses on 24/7 carbon-free energy.

“Our ambition to make a positive impact in every grid that we operate in can be met working closely with leading energy companies such as ENGIE, a long-term partner for Google in Belgium, sharing similar commitments to our sustainable goals.”

In 2023, Engie reported the sale of 2.4GW of green electricity to industries and large energy consumers.

The company also announced 34 PPA deals across six markets during the year.

In June 2023, the Belgian government reached an agreement with Engie to extend the use of nuclear power in the country.