Amazon’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Surges Over 20GW with 8.3GW Addition in 2022

By: | February 7th, 2023

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With a total of 133 new projects across 11 countries, Amazon expanded its renewable energy capacity to 8.3 GW only in 2022, and now has a renewable energy portfolio with over 20 GW. Amazon’s renewable energy is currently operating in 22 countries across 401 projects. In the same year, Amazon also signed record-high solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). These projects power Amazon’s value chain, including the physical stores across the world, Amazon fulfillment centers, as well as data centers.

As a record, Amazon purchased more renewable energy last year than any other company in the world and therefore is the largest corporate buyer. The company now operates 164 wind farms and 237 solar power plants positioned on Amazon facilities, which upon completion are going to be capable of producing 56.881 GWh of renewable energy annually.

With investments in renewable energy, the company can power 100% of its operations with renewable energy by 2025, which is 5 years before the company’s original goal.

 As said by the CEO of Amazon Web Services Adam Selipsky, “As we continue to launch new renewable energy projects around the world, we’re pleased to be on track to power our operations with 100% renewable energy, five years ahead of our original target”, adding that “These projects highlight the diversity of our renewable energy sources and showcase our ability to bring new technologies to new markets and further reduce the impacts of climate change”.

Some of the latest 25 projects announced include 11 in Europe (UK, Germany, Finland, Spain, and Italy – totaling 372 MW), 4 in the US (California, Arizona, and Texas – totaling 918 MW), a third hybrid solar and wind project in India with 200 MW capacity, in addition to projects in Indonesia, and Japan, and many more. Interestingly to mention is the new project in California that combines solar power generation with energy storage.

These significant investments prove Amazon’s commitment to fighting climate change and creating emission reduction strategies.


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