Akamai Technologies, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based content delivery network and cloud service provider, as per recent reports this week, has announced the Seymour Hills Wind Farm, in which the company has invested, is all up and ready now, and will soon be operational in a few weeks time.
The Seymour Hills Wind Farm in northwestern Texas will generate 8MW of renewable energy, which translates to an approximate 7% of the company’s global power load. In its statement, the Cambridge-based company also revealed that the wind farm is part of Akamai’s commitment to source renewable energy for 50% of its global network operations by 2020.
“It used to be that only large companies could purchase renewable energy,” stated Noam Freedman, Senior Vice President – Networks, Akamai. “But now, widely distributed organizations like Akamai can buy renewable energy in amounts that suit their needs. Akamai is leading the way for clean energy procurement to be part of energy consumption plans for all companies. By the end of 2019, we expect to have another wind farm and a solar array in operation, bringing our total to 45 megawatts of sustainable power.”
The Seymour Hills Wind Farm has in total 12 wind turbines when the plant achieves full operational stage, it will generate 30 MW of sustainably sourced energy, according to the company.
“ENGIE is committed to providing clean, renewable energy for corporate customers like Akamai, whose pivotal leadership will help drive the transition to zero carbon emissions,” stated Emily Cohen, Vice President – Commercial Strategy for U.S. Wind Development, ENGIE North America – the owner of the project. “We are thrilled to see the Seymour Hills project completed and look forward to producing significant benefits for customers, landowners, and community.”