November 1, 2016

AWS announces Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2

The project is AWS’s fifth renewable energy project globally

This week, Amazon Web Services announced Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2, a new 189 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Hardin County, Ohio. The company claims that this wind farm will generate 530,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually, starting in December 2017.

Amazon has appointed EverPower, a developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale wind projects in the US, to construct, own, and operate the new wind farm.

AWS says :

We remain committed to achieving our long-term goal of powering the AWS Cloud with 100 percent renewable energy.

Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2 is AWS’s fifth renewable energy project in the United States that will deliver energy onto the electric grid powering AWS data centers located in Ohio and north Virginia regions.

The company claims that on completion of this project, AWS’s five renewable energy projects will generate a grand total of 2.2 million MWh of energy annually which is enough to power almost 200,000 U.S. homes.

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