Amazon Increased RE Capacity - Diversified Communications

Commercial, Solar, Wind  -  January 31, 2023

Amazon Sets Corporate Renewable Energy Record

Amazon set a new corporate record for the most renewable energy announced by a single company in one year.  The company grew its renewable energy capacity by 8.3 gigawatts (GW) through 133 new projects in 11 countries in 2022. 

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the company remains the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy, a position it has held since 2020. The company’s total portfolio is more than 20 GW across 401 renewable energy projects in 22 countries. The company’s renewable energy purchases continue to add new wind and solar projects on the grids that power Amazon’s operations, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers, Amazon fulfillment centers, and physical stores globally. 

These purchases also bring Amazon closer to powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of its original 2030 target. In 2022, the company announced new projects in Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Spain, and the U.S., and broke ground in Brazil, India, and Indonesia. 

In addition to the 108 clean energy projects the company announced in 2022, Amazon is announcing 25 additional 2022 clean energy projects. These include 11 new projects in Europe, including Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, totaling 372 megawatts (MW) of capacity; four new projects in North America, totaling 918 MW of energy in Arizona, California, and Texas; and 10 new renewable energy projects in India, Indonesia, and Japan. 

Amazon's 401 projects globally include 164 wind farms and solar farms, and 237 rooftop solar projects on Amazon facilities. Once operational, these projects are expected to generate 56,881 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of clean energy each year.

“As we continue to launch new renewable energy projects around the world, we’re pleased to be on track to power our operations with 100% renewable energy, five years ahead of our original target. With 133 projects in 11 countries announced in 2022, Amazon had another record year,” said Adam Selipsky, CEO of AWS in a statement. “These projects highlight the diversity of our renewable energy sources and showcase our ability to bring new technologies to new markets and further reduce the impacts of climate change.”




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