Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet; Energy Projects Together Could Power Over 330,000 Homes


 
 
11:36 10/19/2017

Amazon AMZN  today announced that its largest wind farm yet—Amazon Wind Farm Texas—is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year.

AMZN  already has 18 wind and solar projects in the United States, with over 35 more projected to come.

AMZN  has created hundreds of jobs as a result of these multi-million dollar investments, and the projects will generate enough clean energy to annually power over 330,000 homes.

Amazon Wind Farm Texas has over 100 wind turbines that are over 300 feet tall. Amazon Wind Farm Texas is built, owned, and operated by Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), an I Squared Capital portfolio company and a leading developer of wind and solar projects across the U.S.

“Investing in renewable energy is a win-win-win-win – it’s right for our customers, our communities, our business, and our planet,” said Kara Hurst, Amazon’s Worldwide Director of Sustainability.

“We now have 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S. with more than 35 projects to come. These are important steps toward reaching our long-term goal to power our global infrastructure using 100% renewable energy. We’d like to thank the leaders at LCE, the Scurry County community, and our partners across the country who are helping us continue to bring new renewable energy online,” she added.

“I applaud Amazon’s leadership in supporting renewable power. Corporations like Amazon have become a major force in the transition to renewable power, and with their involvement, we look forward to producing power in Scurry County for years to come,” said Declan Flanagan, founder and CEO of LCE.


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