Amazon and Ørsted open 16MW onshore wind farm

Amazon has opened a new onshore wind farm in Northern Ireland in partnership with Ørsted.

The 16MW wind farm will generate energy from seven wind turbines, bringing Ørsted’s total operational capacity to 378MW across the island of Ireland.

The ecommerce’s director of energy Lindsay McQuade said wind energy plays a critical role in decarbonising both its operations and the Irish grid.

“We’re proud to invest in renewable energy projects like the Amazon Wind Farm Northern Ireland – Ballykeel,” she continued.

“Today at Amazon, we power 90% of our operations with renewable energy, and projects like Ballykeel and more than 400 other wind and solar projects around the world will help us on our path to reach 100% by 2025,” added McQuade.

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Ørsted senior director, development and operations TJ Hunter commented: “We’re very pleased to work with Amazon and successfully deliver more renewable energy in Northern Ireland.

“Amazon Wind Farm Northern Ireland – Ballykeel is the first renewable energy project to be delivered under a corporate power purchase agreement in Northern Ireland, which demonstrates the important role that companies can play in adding clean energy to the grid.”

The two companies have also launched wind farm projects in Scotland, Germany and the US.


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