Global retail giant Amazon has signed two power purchase agreements (PPA) with Virginia utility AES Corporation. AES will deliver renewable energy in the California Independent System Operator market sourced from a combined 450 MW of solar and 225 MW, four-hour duration battery from its portfolio of projects.
Fluence will supply energy storage solutions for one of these projects. Amazon plans to power its global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025 — five years ahead of its original 2030 target — and reach net-zero carbon by 2040. Amazon is the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy.
“AES is proud to support Amazon’s bold actions to power its business operations, including its AWS data centers, with 100% renewable energy,” said Andres Gluski, president and CEO of AES. “Together with Amazon, we’re showing how customized energy solutions and innovative thinking can help organizations of all kinds to decarbonize their operations and the grid.”
News item from AES