Microsoft and BP have agreed to collaborate as strategic partners to further digital transformation in energy systems and advance the net-zero carbon goals of both companies, according to a press release.
Under the terms of the deal, the two companies will collaborate on co-innovation efforts focused on digital solutions. Microsoft Azure will also be used as a cloud-based solution for BP infrastructure and BP supplying renewable energy to help Microsoft meet its 2025 renewable energy goals.
William Lin, BP executive vice president for regions, cities, and solutions, said, “BP is determined to get to net-zero and to help the world do the same. No one can do it alone – partnerships with leading companies like Microsoft, with aligned ambitions, is going to be key to achieving this. By bringing our complementary skills and experience together, we are not only helping each other achieve our decarbonization ambitions but also creating opportunities to support others on their journey towards reducing carbon emissions.”
Earlier this year, BP laid out plans to become a net-zero emissions company by 2050. This partnership is part of a string of strategic investments to help realize this goal.