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Essen, Germany

Germany energy group RWE will supply US software company Microsoft with green electricity from two new wind farms in the US state of Texas, the company announced from its headquarters in the city of Essen on Thursday.

Two 15-year electricity supply contracts have been signed with Microsoft Corporation, RWE said.

Construction has already begun on the onshore wind farm named Peyton Creek II with a capacity of 243 megawatts. RWE has made the final investment decision for the Lane City wind farm with a capacity of 203 megawatts. The plan is to install wind turbines with an output of 4.5 megawatts each.

The order volume and the agreed electricity quantities were not disclosed.

By way of comparison, the Reussenköge community wind farm in the far northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, one of the largest wind farms in the country, has an installed capacity of 293.4 megawatts.

“As RWE, we are excited to be working with Microsoft to provide the clean electricity they need to achieve their sustainability goals,” said Andrew Flanagan, head of the North American subsidiary RWE Clean Energy, according to the press release.

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