Apex Clean Energy revealed that Lincoln Land Wind has concluded a project power purchase agreement with Facebook for around 170 MW of renewable power from the Illinois project.
Lincoln Land Wind will assist Facebook in meeting its goal of promoting its 100 % renewable energy operations in the region and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent.
“The clean energy industry has long recognized Facebook as a leader. In its early commitment to utilizing 100 percent renewable energy, and now its continuing work to fulfill that pledge, Facebook has led from the front of the pack. Apex has a strong track record in enabling corporate clean energy procurement, and we’re excited that the Lincoln Land Wind PPA results in Facebook becoming our largest partner to date.”Mark Goodwin, Apex Clean Energy president and CEO.
“We are thrilled to partner with Apex once again to bring an additional 170 MW of new renewable energy to the grid. At Facebook, we are committed to not only supporting our operations with 100% renewable energy, but to helping accelerate the transition to renewable energy. With our recent announcement of our new data center in DeKalb, we are excited to bring renewable energy to Illinois.”Urvi Parekh, head of renewable energy at Facebook..
The PPA with Lincoln Land Wind will help support the operations of the tech company in the area. The remaining 130 MW from Lincoln Land Wind will be sold to another corporate offtaker to be announced at a later date.
Located in Morgan County, Illinois, the project will generate roughly $65 million in local tax revenue, $90 million in landowner payments, nearly 400 full-time local jobs during construction, and nine long-term local operations positions. In 2021 Lincoln Land Wind is expected to commence operations.