Amazon's new wind farm produces 1 million MWh

Perhaps Trump's assistant Chris Liddell should listen more closely to Jeff Bezos

Ecommerce giant Amazon has inaugurated its 253MW wind farm in Scurry County, in the USA state of Texas, which is capable of generating 1,000,000MWh of clean electricity annually.

Indeed, it is just one of more almost 20 wind and solar farms to have been commissioned by Amazon around the USA, as the company - like Apple, Google, Facebook and so many other tech giants - works to meet 100 per cent of its energy needs with renewables.

The entire operation includes over 100 turbines and will generate enough clean energy to power more than 330,000 homes.

The company was contracted by Amazon to build and operate the 100-turbine project, which is located in Scurry county.

Amazon, LCE, and the local community celebrated the launch with an onsite BBQ event.

In related news, Danish wind giant Vestas yesterday confirmed details of a new project to deliver the world's first utility-scale wind, solar, and battery energy storage project. "The wind industry has boosted the Texas economy with jobs, revenue to area landowners, and property taxes that support our schools", said Scurry County Judge Ricky Fritz.

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Working with Amazon, the newest wind farm will be operated by Lincoln Clean Energy. LCE is one of the portfolio companies of I Squared Capital.

Lincoln announced a year ago that it had secured a corporate power-purchase agreement with Amazon for 90% of the output from the 253MW project - at the time Amazon's largest-ever renewables purchase.

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