Salesforce signed a 12-year agreement on Monday to finance a new wind farm in West Virginia, CIO reports.
Once the farm becomes operational, it’s expected to produce 125,000 megawatt hours of energy annually.
Salesforce recently committed to eventually powering its global operations entirely with renewable energy.
The new wind farm would generate about 90% of the company’s total electricity, putting Salesforce well on the way toward its 100% goal.
Salesforce's purchased clean power would be delivered through a virtual power purchase agreement to the same regional electricity grid that currently powers the majority of its data-center load, CIO reports. Google has used similar agreements.
The deal is Salesforce's first major renewable-energy agreement. The company recently committed to achieve net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050.
Corporate buyers signed wind and solar transactions amounting to more than 3 gigawatts in 2015, up from just 1.2 gigawatts in 2014.