Microsoft Selects Supplier For Renewable Energy, Strategic Partnership For Digital Energy Innovation
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bp and Microsoft have formed a, "strategic partnership to drive digital energy innovation and advance net zero goals."
"The companies intend to work together to develop new technology innovations and digital solutions to help meet their sustainability aims, including reducing energy use and carbon emissions," the companies said
bp will supply Microsoft with renewable energy to help meet the company's 2025 renewable energy goals
Specifically, Microsoft and bp have signed a framework agreement for renewable energy projects that aims to provide renewable energy to help power Microsoft's datacentres. bp will supply renewable energy to Microsoft across multiple countries and regions including the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The agreement contributes to Microsoft's 100% renewable energy goal by 2025.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by bp and Microsoft recognizes the capabilities that each company can provide to accelerate progress towards their sustainability goals and help the world decarbonize. Their co-innovation effort will initially be focused on four areas that combine Microsoft's digital expertise with bp's deep understanding of energy markets:
Smart and clean cities – identifying synergies between Microsoft's 'Smart Cities' initiative and bp's 'Clean Cities' vision, with a goal of identifying areas for strategic collaboration to help cities achieve their sustainability aims.
Clean energy parks – co-development of innovative, clean energy parks with an ecosystem of low carbon technologies such as carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) to prevent or reduce emissions.
Consumer energy – exploring innovative ways to harness the power of data-driven, personalized, actionable insights to empower energy consumers to manage their home energy use and reduce carbon emissions.
Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions – delivering an 'intelligent edge' of capabilities to bp production and operations facilities.