The project, with an installed capacity of 240 MW, will support the Meta-owned social network’s next data centre.
Iberdrola’s US subsidiary Avangrid has begun construction of the 240 MW True North photovoltaic plant in Falls County (Texas). It will supply clean, renewable energy to power the operations of Meta, the parent company of the social network Facebook, in the region.
Start of construction of the True North solar PV farm in Falls Couny, Texas. (source: Avangrid)
Since 2020, Meta’s global operations have been supported by 100% renewable energy. The True North project will support Meta’s upcoming data centre in Temple City, its second data centre facility in Texas.
True North, Avangrid’s first solar farm in Texas, is expected to reach commercial operation in early 2025. During construction and operation, True North will create more than 200 jobs and is expected to pay more than $40 million in property taxes over 25 years in the state, where the company already operates more than 1,250 MW of onshore wind facilities.
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“We are very pleased to announce this milestone, which reflects our unwavering commitment to advancing the clean energy transition and building a more sustainable future for all,”
said Pedro Azagra, CEO of Avangrid.
“With projects like True North, we continue our mission to help the country meet its ambitious energy goals, while creating quality jobs and strengthening our local economies.”