Pattern Energy Group Inc. has completed
the 150 MW Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge, located in Benton County, Ind. The facility will sell 100% of its output to Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will supply the electricity to the electric grids that service its data centers.
“It’s a privilege to team with AWS on the Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge, demonstrating the strong and growing appetite for wind power from the country’s leading corporations,” says Mike Garland, president and CEO of Pattern Energy.
“AWS has a long-term commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint, and we continue to make progress toward this goal,” explains Jerry Hunter, vice president of infrastructure at AWS. “We’re very excited to announce with Pattern Energy that the Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge is now live and producing electricity.”
The wind farm consists of 65 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines, and Pattern notes the turbine blades, nacelles, towers and transformers were manufactured in the U.S.“Siemens is proud that workers at our factories in the Midwest produced the turbines for the Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge, which continues an exciting trend of technology companies and major corporations turning to wind power for their energy needs,” says Siemens’ Jacob Andersen.