Amazon’s Data Centres To Be Powered By Wind Energy

Amazon Web Services has announced the construction of a 208 MW wind farm that will be built in North Carolina- which will also be the first utility scale windfarm to be built there. Beginning of December 2016, the wind farm will start generating 670,000 MW of wind energy per year.

According to Amazon Web Services, the wind farm will provide enough energy to power all of its current data centres in northern Virginia, equivalent to 61,000 US households.  Energy from the wind farm will be delivered into the electrical grid that supplies current and future Amazon data centres. In January 2016 another 500,000MW per year of wind power will be contributed by a new wind farm in Indiana.

Earlier this April Amazon announced that about 25% of it’s current power consumed were generated by renewable energy resources, and plans to raise that percentage to above 40% by 2016.

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