Amazon is investing in a new wind farm in India to power its operations.
This week the company announced a new 198MW wind farm in Osmanabad, Maharashtra.
Amazon said the new farm brings the company to 50 wind and solar projects across India and more than 1.1GW of renewable energy capacity – making it the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the country.
“Rapidly scaling renewable energy is one of the most effective strategies to address climate change, and these efforts can be especially impactful in India, where the country’s leaders are focused on transitioning the country away from fossil fuels,” said Abhinav Singh, vice president of Operations at Amazon India. “We’re eager to continue contributing to India’s economic and environmental goals as part of Amazon’s commitment to become a more sustainable business.”
The wind farm in Osmanabad is the seventh utility-scale renewable energy project announced by Amazon in India within the past year.
The company has also announced a total of 43 rooftop solar projects to power local Amazon facilities.
Amazon has signed dozens of PPAs this year across Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. The company is the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe and globally, having procured 8.3GW of energy last year.
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