Microsoft and Irish utility sign wind and solar corporate PPA

Irish energy utility Energia Group has agreed to supply Microsoft with renewable energy from wind and solar assets for the software company’s Irish operations under a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA).

The agreement - which will see the construction of onshore wind and solar power projects across Ireland - is part of Microsoft’s wider plan to contribute close to 30% of the country’s CPPA target by 2030.

The tech giant has pledged that its data centres in Ireland will be supported by 100% renewable energy by 2025.