Google Gets US Approval to Buy and Sell Energy

Google has received federal approval to buy and sell energy on the open market, giving it more options for the way it powers its data centres and opening the door to a potential move into the energy-trading business. Google applied for the authorization last December through a wholly owned subsidiary called Google Energy. The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved its application Thursday, granting Google market-based rate authorisation, or the authority to buy and sell energy on a wholesale basis

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