Amazon.com’s unit Amazon Web Services hired EverPower to install its second wind farm in Ohio, which will start generating electricity in December next year and provide power to data centers.
The 189 megawatt wind farm will generate 30,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually, the company said on Tuesday. EverPower will build, own and operate the wind farms.
This is Amazon’s fifth US renewable energy project. Amazon Web Services is on track to exceed its 2016 goal of covering 40% of its needs from renewable energy, which enabled it to set a new goal for half of its needs to be supplied from renewable energy sources by the end of 2017.