Amazon Announces Three New Renewable Energy Projects to Support AWS Global Infrastructure
Corporate Wire Date: 08 April 2019 13:17 EDT
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Three new wind farms in Ireland, Sweden, and the United States will produce more than 670,000 MWh annually and support AWS's goal to power 100% of its global infrastructure with renewable energy
SEATTLE---- Today, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) 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 United States - will deliver wind-generated energy that will total over 229 megawatts (MW) of power, with expected generation of over 670,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy annually. The new projects are part of AWS's long-term commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy for its global infrastructure. In 2018, AWS exceeded 50 percent renewable energy for its global infrastructure. For more information, go to https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/sustainability/.
Once complete, 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 - equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of over 262,000 US homes, which is approximately the size of the city of Nashville, Tennessee.
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