Since 2015, large corporations have signed deals for more than 7 gigawatts of renewable energy. 

As activity picks up, these companies are grappling with increasingly complex deals. They're no longer just thinking about renewable energy credits or average consumption over the year; they're now looking at matching wind, solar and hydro supply directly with their on-site demand in a more granular way. Consequently, energy storage is becoming more attractive.

This week, we're talking with two leading buyers of renewable energy, Google and Microsoft.

We'll talk with Neha Palmer, Google's head of energy strategy, about hitting 100 percent renewable energy. Then, we'll talk with Brian Janous, Microsoft's general manager of energy, about how deals around the world are structured.

We'll also grapple with a bigger question that corporate buyers are facing: what happens to their procurement when the gigawatts and gigawatts of renewables they’re buying literally reshape how markets function?

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Recommended reading:

  • GTM: The Latest Trends in Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
  • Google: We’re Set to Reach 100% Renewable Energy -- and It’s Just the Beginning
  • Microsoft: Transitioning to Zero-Carbon Energy

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