Amazon Announces Another Large Wind Facility for Ohio

By Editors of Power Engineering

Amazon Web Services Inc., an Amazon.com company, announced another large wind energy facility to be constructed in Hardin County, Ohio.

Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2, which will have a capacity of 189 MW, is slated to be finished in December 2017.

The company has contracted with EverPower to construct, own and operate the wind facility.

Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2 will be Amazon’s fifth renewable energy project in the United States, as well as the second wind facility in Ohio. All five power AWS data centers.

When Amazon’s newest facility enters operation, the five will generate 2.2 million MWh of energy annually, enough to power nearly 200,000 homes.

Two years ago, AWS announced plans power 100 percent of its infrastructure from renewable energy sources. The company estimates it will exceed the 2016 goal of 40 percent renewable energy, and will reach 50 percent renewable energy by the end of 2017. AWS is also working to improve efficiency at its data centers.

Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2 will join other wind and solar farms in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. In September, Amazon announced Amazon Wind Farm Texas, which at 253-MW will be the company’s largest renewable energy project to date.  

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