Microsoft inks renewable energy deal for Bengaluru facility

Tech giant Microsoft said it has inked its first renewable energy deal in India for powering its new facility in Bengaluru.

The agreement will see Microsoft purchase 3 megawatts of solar-powered electricity from Atria Power for its new office building in Bengaluru, meeting 80 per cent of the projected electricity needs at the facility, Microsoft said in a statement.

The facility, which will be operational starting June, is spread over 5.85 lakh sq feet.

The Karnataka government is encouraging investments in local solar energy operations, in line with the country’s goal of ramping up solar power generation to 100 gigawatts by 2022.

Once completed, the project will bring Microsoft’s total global direct procurement in renewable energy projects to nearly 900 megawatts.