Amazon AWS: Amazon signs new wind PPA in the UK

Mar 22, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Amazon this week announced that it has signed a  Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)  with Iberdrola to to procure the output of an offshore wind farm in the UK. The deal is to offtake 159MW from the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm – equivalent to 700GWh of energy annually.

Sergio Hernández de Deza, director of large customers and industrial solutions at Iberdrola, said: “Companies like Amazon are leading the corporate drive to advance the renewable energy industry, and guarantee energy security, sustainability, price stability and competitiveness. Today, two global leaders join forces in an agreement that will mean more energy independence, more local jobs, and lower emissions on both sides of the Atlantic.

Lindsay McQuade, director of energy for EMEA at Amazon, added: “Amazon is enabling renewable projects worldwide because transitioning to carbon-free energy sources is one of the most impactful ways to lower carbon emissions and help us reach our Climate Pledge commitment of net-zero carbon by 2040. This is good for the planet and our customers.”