Facebook partners with CleanMax to go 100% renewable in India
Facebook and CleanMax today announced a partnership to support Facebook’s sustainability ambitions in India with renewable power from wind and solar facilities set up by CleanMax, India’s leading B2B renewable energy provider.
Under the agreement, Facebook and CleanMax are to assemble a portfolio of wind and solar projects supplying renewable power into India’s electrical grid, in states where Facebook facilities are also present. The first project to be brought online in the agreement is a 32MW wind project located in Karnataka, India. While CleanMax will own and operate the projects, Facebook will provide long-term support by committing to purchase 100% of the environmental attribute certificates (EACs) from the projects for years to come.
Today, Facebook announced that it has reached 100% renewable energy and achieved net zero emissions for its global operations.
Urvi Parekh, Head of renewable energy at Facebook said “We’re excited to announce this important step that is helping us support our operations in the region, including our offices in India, with 100% renewable energy. This partnership with CleanMax will enable new solar and wind power to be generated in the near future, contributing to the decarbonization of the Indian electrical grid. Facebook is committed to upholding the highest standards in environmental sustainability across all aspects of our operations.”
Andrew Hines, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, CleanMax, added, “We’re honoured to be working with Facebook in their journey towards sustainability in India. We have always strived to develop innovative solutions to help our clients achieve their 100% renewable ambitions. Given the constraints in sourcing power to many facilities, we are working with forward-thinking corporations like Facebook to find creative solutions to these problems”.