Amazon‘s first renewable energy project in the UK is now operational and delivering clean energy to the grid.
Located on the Kintyre Peninsula, Scotland, the Beinn an Tuirc 3 wind farm is one of the largest unsubsidised onshore wind projects in the country.
Amazon is purchasing 100% of the power output from the new 50MW wind farm, which is expected to deliver 168,000 MWh of clean energy annually – enough to power approximately 46,000 UK homes.
This is the first of four new, large-scale renewable energy projects in the UK initiated by Amazon – all built at no cost to the public.
These projects will provide a combined clean energy capacity of 529 MW, supporting both the UK and Scotland in meeting their 2030 renewable energy targets.
The energy generated from these projects will power Amazon and AWS data centres, corporate offices, and fulfilment centres across the UK.
Amazon is the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe with announced investments to supply over 2.7GW of new electricity production capacity.
Kenneth Matthews, head of energy at EMEA Amazon Web Services, said: “We are excited that our first Scottish windfarm is now operational.
“This is the first of four large-scale projects that Amazon has committed to in the UK so far, each of which contribute toward our aim to power operations with 100% renewable energy.
“Amazon’s commitment to buy the power generated from these projects enables the developer to finance and build them. It sends a clear message that a project of this size can be delivered without public subsidies.”
Image: The Beinn an Tuirc 3 wind farm (Credit: Amazon)
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