Google secures CPPA deal for Ocean Winds’ Moray West offshore wind farm

Tech giant Google and French utility Engie have signed a 12-year corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) for a 100MW portion of Ocean Winds’ 882MW Moray West  offshore wind farm.

The 882MW Moray West project is due to be built in the Moray Firth, off the east coast of Scotland, and is set to begin generating power from 2025.

Earlier this year, Ocean Winds – a 50/50 joint venture between Engie and EDP Renewables – also secured an offtake deal for a 294MW portion of the project in the UK’s latest contracts for difference tender.

Matt Brittin, Google’s president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the CPPA will bring the tech company “one step closer” to achieving its target of operating entirely on carbon-free energy by 2030. In the UK, Brittin pledged: “We’ll be running on at or near 90% carbon-free energy in 2025.”