Meta will get power from DeWitt County


DEKALB, Ill. — As part of an expansion of its DeKalb Data Center, Meta (Facebook) plans to use power from the DeWitt County Alta Farms II wind energy project, which is currently under construction.  Meta officials made the announcement on April 27.

Meta plans to use power from the DeWitt County wind project as well as power from a wind energy project in Morgan County.

Meta said its data centers were, on average, 80 percent more water efficient than the industry standard and are supported by 100 percent renewable energy.

“Our partner Meta continues its growth and strengthens its renewable energy investments with the expansion of its DeKalb Data Center – supported by 100 percent renewable energy,” said Paolo Romanacci, head of Enel Green Power North America. 

“We’re proud to support this accomplishment by providing wind energy from Enel Green Power’s Alta Farms II wind farm in DeWitt County, Ill. This is our second PPA with the tech leader, following the one in Nebraska which supports the Sarpy Data Center supported as well with 100 percent renewable energy.”

• See the complete story in the Friday, May 6 print edition of the Clinton Journal or now in the Journal E-Edition for subscribers.

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