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Microsoft's Datacenter in Wyoming Powered Entirely by Wind Energy

Microsoft has announced the purchase of its largest wind energy to date — 237 megawatts of wind energy — which will, in turn, allow its datacenter in Cheyenne, Wyoming to be powered entirely by wind power. These latest purchases bring Microsoft’s total purchase of wind energy in the U.S. to more than 500 megawatts, wrote Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer in a blog post. According to Microsoft's announcement earlier this year, roughly 44 percent of its electricity consumption by its datacenters comes from wind, solar and hydropower, and the company has expressed commitment to raising this to 50 percent by 2018, 60 percent by early in the next decade.

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