Commercial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - April 8, 2019
Amazon delivers three new RE projects
Amazon.com announced three new renewable energy projects as part of its long-term goal to power all Amazon Web Services (AWS) global infrastructure with renewable energy. These projects – one in Ireland, one in Sweden, and one in the U.S. – will deliver more than 229 MW of wind-generated energy, with expected generation of over 670,000 MWh of renewable energy annually. The new projects are part of AWS’s long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy for its global infrastructure
Once complete, according to the company, these projects, combined with AWS’s previous nine renewable energy projects, are expected to generate more than 2,700,000 MWh of renewable energy annually. In 2018, AWS exceeded 50% renewable energy for its global infrastructure.
“Each of these projects brings us closer to our long-term commitment to use 100% renewable energy to power our global AWS infrastructure,” said Peter DeSantis, vice president of global infrastructure and customer support, Amazon Web Services. “These projects are well-positioned to serve AWS data centers in Ireland, Sweden, and the US. We expect more projects in 2019 as we continue toward our goal of powering all AWS global infrastructure with renewable energy.”
Amazon has committed to buying the energy from a new wind project in Ireland, a 91.2 MW wind farm in Donegal, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2021. In Sweden, Amazon will purchase 91 MW of power from a new wind farm in Bäckhammar, which is expected to deliver renewable energy by the end of 2020. In California, AWS’s wind farm project in Tehachapi is expected to bring up to 47 MW of new renewable energy capacity by the end of 2020.
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