Fujitsu signs PPA with CWP Renewables

Wind turbines at Sapphire Wind Farm (squadron)
Sapphire Wind Farm

Fujitsu Australia has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a term of 10 years sourcing renewable energy through CWP Renewables’ Sapphire Wind Farm.

This agreement marks a key step for Fujitsu Australia in decarbonising its operations and providing lower-emissions services to its customers.

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From its commencement date of June 30, 2022, the PPA will offset around 30,000 tonnes of Fujitsu Australia’s carbon emissions each year and provide renewable electricity equivalent to around 40 per cent of its NSW data centre load, or about 30 per cent of Fujitsu’s annual Australian electricity consumption. This also equates to the yearly energy needs of around 9,000 NSW homes.

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand CEO Graeme Beardsell said, “Fujitsu Australia is proud to be leading Fujitsu globally with this inaugural PPA. Our purpose is to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation, and this agreement is a firm marker of our purpose in action.

“As a large energy user in Australia, we want to use that scale to support renewable energy generation and the NSW regional economy. Data centres are energy-intensive to run and by increasing our sourcing of renewable energy our data centre customers will also benefit from a reduction in their own carbon footprints, specifically their scope 3 emissions. Looking forward, we will continue to explore opportunities in our region to invest in power purchases from renewable projects.”

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CWP Renewables CEO Jason Willoughby said, “We are very pleased to be supporting Fujitsu and its customers to reduce their carbon emissions over the next decade.

“Through this PPA, Fujitsu is not only contributing to the transition to net zero emissions, but supporting ongoing regional investment, which Sapphire Wind Farm provides through jobs, community investment and sponsorships.”

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