From atop a wind turbine Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launched the company’s largest wind farm yet, the 253 MW Amazon Wind Farm Texas project, which will provide more than 1 million MWh of clean energy annually.
Commerce and cloud computing company Amazon announced a year ago the development of the 253 MW (megawatt) Amazon Wind Farm Texas project, which is made up of 100 wind turbines and is one of 18 wind and solar projects currently launched across the United States, while there are another 35 more to come. Amazon boasts that all their operating and planned wind and solar projects will generate the equivalent electricity enough to power 330,000 homes each year.
“Investing in renewable energy is a win-win-win-win – it’s right for our customers, our communities, our business, and our planet,” said Kara Hurst, Amazon’s Worldwide Director of Sustainability. “We now have 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S. with more than 35 projects to come. These are important steps toward reaching our long-term goal to power our global infrastructure using 100% renewable energy. We’d like to thank the leaders at LCE, the Scurry County community, and our partners across the country who are helping us continue to bring new renewable energy online.”
“I applaud Amazon’s leadership in supporting renewable power. Corporations like Amazon have become a major force in the transition to renewable power, and with their involvement, we look forward to producing power in Scurry County for years to come,” said Declan Flanagan, founder and CEO of LCE.
“Scurry County has long been a hub for the energy industry and we’re excited to expand our commitment to wind power generation with Amazon and LCE. 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.