As part of its renewable energy ambitions, Amazon Web Services has signed a deal to buy most of the power generated by an Indiana wind farm for its US datacenters.
The 150MW farm, to be in Benton County, Indiana, is being built by the Pattern Energy Group and is expected to generate about 500,000MWh of electricity annually.
Amazon Web Services Wind Farm, named Fowler Ridge, will bring a new source of clean energy to the electric grid where Amazon currently operates a large number of their data centers and where they continue to have ongoing expansion plans to support their growing customer base, according to AWS infrastructure VP Jerry Hunter.
According to AWS, the power the wind farm plans to generate for its data centers is the equivalent to that consumed by about 46,000 US homes in a year.
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