Starting in 2024, Amazon will offtake a total of 380 MW generated by the 759 MW future Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm from Eneco and Shell.
Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm is being constructed 18.5 kilometres off the Dutch coast. CrossWind, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco, is currently working on installing the 69 wind turbines with a total capacity of 759 MW.
The wind farm is scheduled to become operational in 2023 and will generate at least 3.3 TWh per year. Starting in 2024, Amazon is to offtake 250 MW from Shell and 130 MW from Eneco. The energy is purchased via Green Certificates. Amazon does not use the power itself. The power from the wind farm will feed into the Dutch grid.
Zero carbon by 2040
Amazon is committed to be net zero carbon across its business by 2040. Part of that commitment is powering Amazon’s infrastructure with 100% renewable energy by 2025.
At the end of December 2020, Amazon announced plans to add 26 utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, and the U.S., totaling 3.4 GW of electricity production capacity. This brings its total investment in renewable energy in 2020 to 35 projects and more than 4 GW of capacity. The company has now invested in 6.5 GW of wind and solar projects. The new projects will make the company the largest-ever corporate purchaser of renewable energy, the company said.