Amazon AWS: AWS signs new renewable energy deal with Brookfield

Dec 06, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Canadian alternative investment management company Brookfield have partnered to sign a 601 MW power purchase agreement (PPA). Brookfield Renewable, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, will provide wind and solar energy capacity to AWS’s operations.

As per the agreement, AWS’s operations in Europe, North America, and India will be provided with 1,370 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy, enough to power over 120,000 US homes per year. Those set to receive solar and wind energy as part of the deal include: three projects in the United States in Arkansas, Illinois, and Mississippi; three in Europe in Spain, Northern Ireland, and Italy; and one in India.

“Our partnership with Amazon is a tremendously exciting example of companies working together to reach net zero,” said Ruth Kent, chief operating officer at Brookfield Renewable. “AWS is helping us modernize our operational systems, giving us the scalability, reliability, and innovation we need to deliver clean energy around the world. In return, Brookfield Renewable will provide renewable power to Amazon on three continents, which will help Amazon stay on path to power its operations with 100 percent renewable energy.”

Howard Gefen, general manager of Energy & Utilities at AWS, added: “Together with Brookfield Asset Management, we are advancing the use of renewable energy around the globe. Brookfield is tapping into the breadth and depth of AWS’ proven global infrastructure, services, and partner community to better harness its data, become more flexible and scalable, and gain better insights into its businesses. In addition, working with Brookfield Renewable will keep Amazon on the path to powering our operations with 100 percent renewable energy while adding more clean energy to grids around the world.”

AWS has announced that as part of a wider partnership, Brookfield Asset Management has chosen AWS as a preferred cloud provider.