Amazon signs PPA for a wind farm in North Carolina

Amazon signs PPA for a wind farm in North Carolina

Amazon signs PPA for wind farm

Yet another large company has decided to invest in wind energy, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, agrees to sign a $600 million PPA for the North Carolina wind farm, originally called The Desert Wind.
The wind farm project is meant to generate enough electricity to power Amazon’s US East region data centers in Virginia, and has been renamed the Amazon Wind Farm US East. The project is expected to produce 650,000MWhs per year.
Vice President of Infrastructure at Amazon Web Services, Jerry Hunter said:
“This agreement, and those previously in place, puts AWS on track to surpass our goal of 40 percent renewable energy globally by the end of 2016,”
“We’re far from being done. We’ll continue pursuing projects that deliver clean energy to the various energy grids that serve AWS data centers, we’ll continue working with our power providers to increase their renewable energy quotient, and we’ll continue to strongly encourage our partners in government to extend the tax incentives that make it more viable for renewable projects to get off the ground.”
According to the Amazon web services (AWS) website: “AWS is committed to running our business in the most environmentally friendly way possible. In addition to the environmental benefits inherently associated with running applications in the cloud, AWS has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint.”
The company has seen a significant amount of progress in their endeavors, and “as of April 2015, approximately 25% of the power consumed by our global infrastructure comes from renewable energy sources.” Their goal is to increase this percentage to 40% by the end of 2016.

Posted By Sally on September 14, 2015 | 0 Comment

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