Apple acquires hydroelectric project in Prineville

Apple acquires hydroelectric project in Prineville

The company took over the project at a Central Oregon site near Apple's new data center.

Big data centers like the one Apple has just opened in Prineville use huge volumes of electricity – as much as a small city – to power thousands of computers that hold photos, music and all manner of other digital information.

Apple, like other leading data center operators, says it plans to power its data centers entirely with renewable energy. Currently, Apple says it buys “local renewable wind energy” for its Prineville facility. The company has explored the possibility of acquiring land for a huge solar array, like one it operates in North Carolina, but has indicated it may pursue other options instead.

Read more at OregonLive.com