Amazon’s largest wind farm, located in Snyder, Texas, is now in operation. The wind farm is projected to add more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year.
Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projects across the US. These projects, along with 35 planned for the future, are anticipated to 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 close to 400 feet. The wind farm was built by Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) which will own and operate the facility.
“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.”
“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.
Photo: Jeff Bezos atop one of the turbines at the new Amazon Wind Farm Texas (Twitter)