Google just closed on a deal to buy a significant amount of clean energy from two new wind farms that will be built in Norway and Sweden to help power its data centers in Europe.
With this latest deal, Google now has purchased over 2.5 gigawatts of clean energy from around the world to help power its infrastructure that runs its computing services like search, advertising, and cloud computing. That’s the same amount of energy as that produced by two large nuclear plants.
That shows why Nigeria is so far in the curve. Google needs 2.5GW alone, Nigeria runs on 4GW total energy.