Amazon announces plans for 68 MW of additional renewables

Source: Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC (www.greenskies.com)

August 1 (Renewables Now) - US e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) today unveiled plans for two new renewable energy plants that will add 68.2 MW of combined power generating capacity in total.

In Cork, Ireland, Amazon will build a 23.2-MW wind farm with an estimated annual production of 68,000 MWh of electricity. Construction work on that project is expected to begin later this year, while commissioning is scheduled for 2020. The company already has one wind park in Ireland.

In the US, Amazon will add 45 MW of capacity through a solar project in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. This plant, upon completion, will be able to generate some 100,000 MWh per year. It will be the seventh Amazon solar asset in Virginia and is also expected to begin operations next year.

Both the Irish wind farm and the solar park in Virginia will supply power to Amazon Web Services’ data centres.

With these two, Amazon now has 66 renewable energy projects globally, including 51 rooftop solar installations. The combined capacity of its renewables amounts to 1,342 MW.

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