Salesforce signs second renewable energy deal

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Salesforce doubled its renewable energy commitments by signing a second energy agreement on Thursday. This time, the company signed for 24 megawatts (MW) with a new wind farm in Texas.

The electricity generated under the 12-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) is expected to be 102,000 megawatt hours annually. T

This energy agreement comes on the heels of the company’s first VPPA for 40 MW of a new wind farm in West Virginia that is expected to generate 125,000 megawatt hours of wind energy annually.

Together, the two agreements are expected to generate more electricity than Salesforce’s global electricity use in its full fiscal year 2015. Both the Texas and the West Virginia wind farms are scheduled to be operational in December 2016.

“This agreement, coupled with the announcement we made just a few weeks ago, represents the biggest step in our company’s history towards meeting our goal to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy,” said Mark Hawkins, CFO, Salesforce.

“We’re delivering a cleaner cloud by embracing sustainability in every aspect of our business—from how we deliver our products, to our internal operations, to our focus on clean and renewable energy.”

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