Amazon Web Services (AWS) has contracted with EDP Renewables to construct and operate the 100 MW Amazon Wind Farm US Central, located in Paulding County, Ohio.
This new wind farm is expected to start generating approximately 320,000 MWh of wind energy annually starting in May 2017. The energy generated will be delivered into the electrical grid that supplies both current and future AWS Cloud data centers.
The wind farm is part of Amazon's stated pledge to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for the global AWS infrastructure footprint.
In January, Amazon announced a renewable project with the Amazon Wind Farm (formerly Fowler Ridge) in Benton County, Ind. In April, Amazon announced a pilot of Tesla's energy storage batteries that are designed to help bridge the gap between intermittent production, from sources like wind, and the data center's constant power demand.