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Written by: Matthew McGuire

Amazon Web Services announced recently that it has contracted with Iberdrola Renewables, LLC to manage and build a 208 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties, within North Carolina, called the Amazon Wind Farm US East.

This helps put the company at approximately 25% of the power consumed by their global infrastructure comes from renewable energy sources. AWS has a goal of increasing this to at least 40% by the end of 2016.

The new wind farm is expected to start generating approximately 670,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually starting December 2016.

Amazon also announced a project last January with a wind farm, known as (Fowler Ridge) in Benton County, Indiana.

The company is working to having energy production at %100 for renewable energy.

Watch the recent groundbreaking ceremony for the Amazon Wind Farm US East in North Carolina.

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Governor Pat McCrory, (R) North Carolina joined policymakers and community members in Elizabeth City to break ground on the Amazon Wind Farm US East.

The site, powered by Iberdrola Renewables at Desert Wind, is the southeast region’s first industrial-scale wind power project and will generate over 200 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.

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