Microsoft has signed power deals for 230MW of wind and solar with Engie in the US.

The software giant agreed long-term PPAs for the majority of the output from Engie’s 200MW Las Lomas wind farm and 85MW from its 200MW Anson Solar center, both in Texas and due online in January 2021.

The agreement takes Microsoft’s renewable portfolio to more than 1.9GW, said a statement announcing the deal.

Microsoft is among a clutch of US technology giants that has led the way in corporate procurement of wind and solar power globally.

According to the partners, the Texas agreement also includes “an innovative volume firming agreement (VFA) that will convert the intermittent renewable energy supply into a fixed 24/7 power solution aligned with Microsoft’s energy needs”, and a global roll-out of energy management software uisng Microsoft’s cloud services to the French group's renewable plants globally.