Amazon has signed a 473MW power purchase agreement with Engie to buy electricity from the 882MW Moray West wind farm.
Moray West is due to be commissioned this year. The project is being developed by Ocean Winds, which is a joint venture between Engie and EDP Renewables, with minority shareholder Ignitis Group.
Lindsay McQuade, director of energy for EMEA at Amazon Web Services said: “We are on track to meet our ambitious goal of powering our global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, and in 2022, 90% of electricity consumed by Amazon was attributable to renewable energy sources. Projects like Moray West will play a critical role in decarbonising Amazon’s operations and the UK grid, with this agreement demonstrating Amazon’s commitment to this ambition.”
Paulo Almirante, senior executive vice-president renewables, energy management activities at Engie, said the utility had signed 19 renewable energy PPAs totalling 1GW in 2023: “This deal strengthens Engie’s leadership position for CPPAs, through which Engie has sold a substantial capacity of renewable electricity generated by its wind and solar assets.”
Bautista Rodriguez, chief executive at Ocean Winds said: “The programme for delivery of the power for Amazon is ambitious but the project and sponsor boards have supported us to keep the project firmly on track.”