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Amazon inaugurates 253MW wind farm in Texas, US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 20 October 2017

Ecommerce giant Amazon has inaugurated its 253MW wind farm in Scurry County, in the US state of Texas, which is capable of generating 1,000,000MWh of clean electricity annually.

The wind farm goes by the name Amazon Wind Farm Texas, consists of more than 100 turbines, each of which is more than 300ft tall with rotor diameter more than twice the wingspan of a Boeing 787.

The wind farm was built and is being operated by Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE). LCE is one of the portfolio companies of I Squared Capital.

So far, Amazon claims to have launched 18 wind and solar projects across the US to power its operations, with 35 more to come online.  

Overall, the electricity generated from these projects is capable of powering at least 330,000 households annually. The aim of launching these projects is to power 100% of its operations from renewable energy.

Amazon sustainability worldwide director Kara Hurst said “Investing in renewable energy is a win-win-win-win – it’s right for our customers, our communities, our business, and our planet.

“We now have 18 wind and solar projects across the US 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.”

Image: Amazon launches its biggest wind farm in Texas. Photo: Courtesy of Lincoln Clean Energy, LLC.