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Amazon to buy electricity from Eolus' 47-MW repowered wind farm in California

Parts of the existing wind farm at Wind Wall. Source: Eolus Vind AB

June 20 (Renewables Now) - Swedish wind project developer Eolus Vind AB (STO:EOLU-B) has ordered Vestas turbines for an up to 47-MW wind farm in California and signed an off-take deal with a unit of e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Wind Wall is a repowering project that will see the existing plant’s 400 small turbines being replaced with modern machines that will boost its output three times. The repowered wind farm near Tehachapi will become operational in 2020 and will sell its output to Amazon Web Services Inc under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA), Eolus said on Thursday. The generated electricity is expected to be enough for up to 14,000 homes per year.

Eolus North America, a unit of Eolus, has signed a contract with Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems (ETR:VWS) for the delivery of up to 13 units of the V126 turbines. The machines will have capacities of ranging between 3.45 MW and 3.8 MW. The deal also includes a 10-year full-service contract for the equipment.

Eolus North America acquired 60% of Wind Wall Development LLC, the company that owns the project rights, in 2016.

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