Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2 Expected to Generate Enough to Power to Support 45,000-50,000 US Homes Per Year
Amazon Web Services recently announced that Wind Farm US Central 2 will be constructed in Hardin County, Ohio.
This marks the fifth renewable energy project by Amazon.
The company plans to produce 530,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually starting in December 2017.
As one of the largest companies in the United States, Amazon is stepping up to properly provide energy to their services. The company and Business Wire has stated:
‘In November 2014, AWS shared its long-term commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy usage for the global AWS infrastructure footprint. Ambitious sustainability initiatives over the last 18-24 months have put AWS on track to exceed its 2016 goal of 40 percent renewable energy use and enabled AWS to set a new goal to be powered by 50 percent renewable energy by the end of 2017.’
Amazon does an excellent work of adding seasonal jobs to the workforce. With their progressive view on the environment, I also hope they continue to add more jobs to the economy.
Along with the environment, one of the biggest problems in my view, is creating jobs in underdeveloped areas. This recent wind power project does well at creating energy in an underdeveloped area, but the company didn’t state any new jobs with this project. They did note:
“We remain committed to achieving our long-term goal of powering the AWS Cloud with 100 percent renewable energy.” – Peter DeSantis, Vice President, Infrastructure, AWS
Amazon Web Services five renewable energy projects will soon be generating a grand total of 2.2 million MWh of energy annually, making it enough to power almost 200,000 U.S. homes. Their progressive stance on clean energy continues to influence other companies to work with renewable energy. Personally, I support and buy more from companies working to help create a cleaner, safer future.