Amazon buys green power from Ørsted's US partner

US-based power company Dominion Energy plans to build a solar farm to supply electricity to Amazon's second headquarters in Virginia.
Photo: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

A new 120 MW solar farm is being installed by Dominion Energy in Arlington, Virginia.

The power company has entered an agreement with Amazon to supply 82 MW from the solar facility, set for completion in 2022. The electricity will be used at the online retail giant's second headquarters, Amazon HQ2. At the same time, the deal will help the E-commerce group to achieve its 100-percent-renewables target for 2030.

"Amazon is leveraging its scale to make a difference with goals, plans, and programs to address the urgency of climate change. Powering our new Arlington headquarters with 100 percent renewable energy is one of many steps we are taking across our business to support a low carbon economy," writes Amazon Director of Worldwide Sustainability Kara Hurst in a corporate blog.

This solar project is the tenth renewable energy project Amazon is involved with in Virginia. Altogether, the company's green engagements come to 84 projects and more than 2 GW of renewable capacity.

Dominion Energy collaborates with Ørsted on an offshore wind project, also in Virginia, where the partners gave Siemens Gamesa a preferred supplier nomination for the offshore project earlier this year.

That development will be installed in three phases and land at a combined effect of 2,640 MW.

English Edit: Daniel Frank Christensen

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