First Solar, Rocky Mountain Power to Deliver Clean Energy for Facebook Data Center

TEMPE, AZ -- First Solar has announced that its Cove Mountain 2 solar power plant will support Facebook’s Eagle Mountain Data Center in Utah, through a Power Purchase Agreement with Rocky Mountain Power, a division of PacifiCorp and part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. The 122 MW facility will be built near the town of Enterprise in Iron County, Utah, and is scheduled to begin operations in 2020. It will be constructed near the 58 MW Cove Mountain power plant, which was announced in 2018 and will also supply renewable energy for Facebook’s operations. Cove Mountain 2 will supply clean solar energy to Facebook under the Schedule 34 Renewable Energy Tariff, which enables customers to work with Rocky Mountain Power to meet their renewable energy goals by facilitating the construction and contracting of new renewable energy projects. “This project is an important part of our commitment to support all of our data centers and offices with 100 percent renewable energy in 2020,” said Paul Clements, Director of Energy and Infrastructure at Facebook. “Our data centers are among the most water- and energy-efficient facilities in the world. Working with First Solar and Rocky Mountain Power allows us to ensure that our data center will be supported by new renewable energy resources – like this solar power plant – in the same electrical grid as our data center.” “Rocky Mountain Power continues to develop creative ways to help individual customers such as Facebook…