Commercial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - February 12, 2024
Amazon Adds Oregon Wind Project
Amazon announced the signing of a new power purchase agreement (PPA) to source renewable energy from a wind farm located in Gilliam County, Oregon.
The Amazon Wind Farm Oregon – Leaning Juniper IIA will have a capacity of 98.4 MW. The agreement was signed with Avangrid, Inc., a sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group.
“Amazon is excited to announce our first utility-scale renewable energy project in Oregon,” said Abhishek Sharma, Head of Energy Strategy for Amazon Web Services (AWS), in a statement. “The project adds to the 2 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity Amazon has already enabled across the western U.S. grid. This has contributed to Amazon being the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy for four years running, and will help Amazon remain on a path to utilizing 100% renewable energy for the electricity powering its operations by 2025.”
Amazon Wind Farm Oregon – Leaning Juniper IIA is a repowering project that will extend the life of the existing wind farm and make it work more efficiently. The wind farm consists of 40 turbines and will produce enough energy to power 22,800 homes annually.
Avangrid also executed contracts to recycle all turbine blades that will be decommissioned with this project, which is estimated to divert more than 1,000 tons of mass from landfills.
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