Amazon Web Services is on track to digital sustainability.
Call us geeks, but we were really excited to see Jeff Bezos on top of a Lincoln Green Energy wind turbine in Texas christening their largest wind farm.
Amazon Wind Farm Texas has over 100 turbines standing 300-feet tall which will add over 1 million megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy to the grid annually.
The wind farm was built and owned by Lincoln Clean Energy, which develops wind and solar projects in the United States. Amazon and Lincoln Clean Energy have entered into a long-term agreement stating that Amazon will purchase 90% of the facility’s output.
“Investing in renewable energy is a win-win-win-win – it’s right for our customers, our communities, our business, and our planet,” Kara Hurst, Amazon’s worldwide director of sustainability, said in a statement Thursday.
“These are important steps toward reaching our long-term goal to power our global infrastructure using 100 percent renewable energy,” she added. Amazon now has 18 wind and solar projects in the U.S., with over 35 still to come.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the United States is “home to one of the largest and fastest growing wind markets in the world.” At the end of 2017, America’s first offshore wind farm commenced commercial operations. The Block Island Wind Farm is located off of the coast of Rhode Island and is a 30-megawatt, five-turbine installation.
What does this mean for you, our clients? With AWS growing their digital sustainability initiative, we can offer more green options. Blue Helium Concepts is committed to running our business in the most eco-friendly way possible. Working with Amazon Web Services [AWS] helps us with that lofty initiative. You can read more about our Digital Sustainability and see how your online presence can be green.
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