Acciona, a Spanish company, has expanded its existing power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amazon. The clean energy output from Acciona’s subsidiary Acciona Energia will rise from 641 MW to 833 MW with the addition of 192 MW. The move is a part of Amazon’s plan to entirely rely on renewable energy by 2025, five years earlier than its initial 2030 goal. The agreement will also assist the company in reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Acciona will accelerate the process of its digital transformation by increasing its use of Amazon Web Services (AWS). The two companies are collaborating to increase data access and improve operational efficiencies.
In April 2023, Ørsted signed a MoU with Acciona’s infrastructure division to assess options for large-scale floating wind foundations. The two would look into the mass production of floating platforms with an emphasis on minimising the floating wind levelised cost of electricity and their environmental footprint. In order to support the pipeline of floating wind projects being built in the area by the Danish company, they would collaborate to industrialise the production of concrete foundations and create a European supply chain.
In February 2023, Amazon announced that in 2022 it grew its renewable energy capacity by 8.3 GW through 133 new projects in 11 countries. This brings Amazon’s total portfolio to more than 20 GW—that could generate the amount of energy to power 5.3 million U.S. homes—across 401 renewable energy projects in 22 countries. The company’s renewable energy purchases continue to add new wind and solar projects on the grids that power Amazon’s operations, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centres, Amazon fulfilment centres, and physical stores around the world.