A New 253 Megawatt Wind Farm in West Texas
Amazon has announced plans to open their largest wind farm in Scurry County, Texas. This progressive step forward mirrors the companies ability to adapt, and react to the demands of an evolving world.
Amazon plans the Texas Wind Farm will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually. That clean energy would help power 90,000 homes.
“We’re excited to work with the community in Scurry County and Lincoln Clean Energy to generate 1,000,000 MWh of renewable energy each year from West Texas,” said Kara Hurst, director of sustainability, Amazon.
Amazon currently has wind and solar projects in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.
This projects continues a trend of clean energy projects at Amazon. The Amazon Wind Farm Texas is one of several clean energy projects, but also one of their largest to date.
“We applaud Amazon’s leadership in directly purchasing renewable power. Direct purchasing by large, long-term thinking customers like Amazon has quickly become a key driver of the transition to renewable power across the U.S.” – Declan Flanagan, founder and CEO of Lincoln Clean Energy
Additional projects that Amazon has noted: wind and solar farms to add renewable energy to the electrical grids that supply AWS Cloud datacenters, green rooftops, and the District Energy Project that uses recycled energy for heating offices in Seattle.