Social media giant Facebook inked a deal to buy renewable energy from an Indian firm’s wind power project, according to Reuters.
The agreement is Facebook’s first deal of such sort in India. The company will buy the power off CleanMax which uses environmental attribute certificates or carbon companies.
Facebook and CleanMax are working together to supply renewable power into India’s electrical grid. This includes a 32-megawatt wind power project in the southern Karnataka state.
Facebook Head of Renewable Energy Urvi Parekh said the company doesn’t typically own power plants but instead signs long-term electricity purchasing agreements. This enables the project to seek out the financing it would need.
Facebook has similar partnerships in Singapore with providers Sunseap Group, Terranus Energy, and Sembcorp Industries for projects with a 160-megawatt capacity.
The company said it has also reached net-zero emissions as of 2020 as global operations were supported wholly by renewable energy.