By Nina Kienle
Amazon.com has reached an agreement to secure renewable energy from a Scottish offshore wind farm shared by Engie of France and EDP Renovaveis of Portugal, the companies announced on Tuesday.
Through a corporate power purchase agreement, Engie – the French utility company – has partnered with Amazon, increasing the technology giant’s share of output from the Moray West wind farm to a total of 473 megawatts. This amount of energy generated is equivalent to powering over 650,000 homes in the United Kingdom annually, according to the companies.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Scheduled to commence operations later this year, the Moray West wind farm has a generation capacity of 882 megawatts. The project is owned by Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Engie, with each holding a 50% stake.
Ocean Winds is strategically expediting development and construction activities to assist Amazon in achieving its sustainability objective of powering all operations entirely with renewable energy by 2025. This target is set five years earlier than originally planned, stated the companies.