Amazon Wind Farm Texas will generate over 1,000,000 MWh of clean wind
energy each year
Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S., with
more to come
SEATTLE & SNYDER, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2017--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that its largest wind farm
yet—Amazon Wind Farm Texas—is now up and running, adding more than
1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. Amazon has launched
18 wind and solar projects across the U.S., with over 35 more to come.
Together, these projects will generate enough clean energy to power over
330,000 homes annually. These projects also support hundreds of jobs and
provide tens of millions of dollars of investment in local communities
across the country.
Amazon Wind Farm Texas includes more than 100 turbines – each over 300
feet tall with a rotor diameter more than twice the wingspan of a Boeing
787. Amazon Wind Farm Texas is built, owned, and operated by Lincoln
Clean Energy (LCE), an I Squared Capital portfolio company and a leading
developer of wind and solar projects across the U.S. Amazon, LCE, and
local officials and residents celebrated the grand opening of the wind
farm with a BBQ event onsite. To thank and support the local community,
Amazon is donating $50,000 to the Snyder Education Foundation to provide
students and teachers with STEM learning opportunities.
“Investing in renewable energy is a win-win-win-win – it’s right for our
customers, our communities, our business, and our planet,” said Kara
Hurst, Amazon’s Worldwide Director of Sustainability. “We now have 18
wind and solar projects across the U.S. 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.”
“I applaud Amazon’s leadership in supporting renewable power.
Corporations like Amazon have become a major force in the transition to
renewable power, and with their involvement, we look forward to
producing power in Scurry County for years to come,” said Declan
Flanagan, founder and CEO of LCE.
“Scurry County has long been a hub for the energy industry and we’re
excited to expand our commitment to wind power generation with Amazon
and LCE. The wind industry has boosted the Texas economy with jobs,
revenue to area landowners, and property taxes that support our
schools,” said Scurry County Judge Ricky Fritz.
In addition to its investment in renewable energy, Amazon’s commitment
to sustainability includes innovations like Frustration-Free Packaging
programs, which eliminated more than 55,000 tons of packaging
last year, the District
Energy system at its HQ in Seattle that heats more than 3 million
square feet of office space using recycled heat from a nearby non-Amazon
data center, and more. You can learn about Amazon’s sustainability and
environmental work at www.amazon.com/sustainability.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about
and follow @AmazonNews.
About Lincoln Clean Energy
Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) is a leading developer of U.S. wind and solar
projects with offices in Chicago, IL and Austin, TX. Since 2011, LCE has
developed over 1,500 megawatts of renewable power projects in
California, New Jersey, and Texas. LCE is a portfolio company of I
Squared Capital and expects to deploy up to $250 million in equity
investments through 2018. For more information, visit: www.lincoln-clean-energy.com.
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