Amazon to buy 47 megawatts of offshore wind electricity

Amazon is set to buy 47 megawatts of electricity produced by offshore wind from Moray West.

As reported by The Mail on Sunday, the offshore wind is located off the North-East coast of Scotland and is expected to start operating later in 2024.

Moray West is aiming to generate about 900 megawatts of electricity. Amazon will use 473 megawatts – more than half the total capacity and enough to power 175,000 homes.

The ecommerce giant is currently sourcing 90% of its electricity from renewable energy after investing into other wind and solar projects around the globe.

It’s currently aiming to source 100% of its electricity from cleaner sources by 2025.

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Last year, the retailer and Ørsted opened a 16MW onshore wind farm in Northern Island.

At the time, Amazon 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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