Amazon Web Services Inc. has contracted with EDP Renewables to construct and operate a 100-megawatt wind farm in Paulding County, Ohio.
The project is expected to start generating approximately 320,000 megawatt hours of wind energy annually starting in May 2017, or enough to power more than 29,000 US homes in a year. The energy generated will be delivered into the electrical grid that supplies both Amazon’s current and future cloud data centers.
In November 2014, AWS shared its long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for the global AWS infrastructure footprint. In April 2015, AWS announced that approximately 25% of the power consumed by its global infrastructure was from renewable energy sources with a goal of increasing that percentage to at least 40% by the end of 2016.
As part of its renewable energy push, AWS continues to work on ways to increase the energy efficiency of its facilities and equipment, and to launch projects aimed at increasing the availability of renewable energy resources on the electrical grid that supplies power to current and future AWS Cloud data centers in Virginia and Ohio.