BP to power Microsoft with renewable electricity

September 15, 2020

BP will supply renewable energy to Microsoft as part of a wider a strategic cooperation between the two companies.

The companies signed a framework agreement for renewable energy projects to ‎provide clean electricity to help power Microsoft’s data centres.
BP will supply renewable ‎energy to Microsoft across multiple countries and regions including the US, Europe and Latin ‎America.

The agreement will contribute to Microsoft’s 100% renewable energy goal by 2025.

The two companies will collaborate as strategic partners to “further digital transformation” in energy systems and advance the net zero carbon goals of each partner.

This includes a collaborating on digital solutions, the continued use of Microsoft Azure as a cloud-based solution for BP infrastructure.

BP regions, citie and solutions vice president William Lin said: “BP is determined to get to net zero and to help the world do the same.

“No one can do it alone – partnerships with leading companies like Microsoft, with aligned ambitions, are going to be key to achieving this.

“By bringing our complementary skills and experience together, we are not only helping each other achieve our decarbonisation ambitions but also creating opportunities to support others on their journey towards reducing carbon emissions.”

Microsoft worldwide commercial business executive vice president Judson Althoff added: “BP shares our vision for a net zero carbon future, and we are committed to working together to drive reductions in carbon emissions and fulfil demand with new renewable energy sources.

“A strategic partnership such as this enables each organization to bring its unique expertise for industry-leading change and the potential to positively impact billions of lives around the world.”