July 14 -- Amazon plans to buy energy from a big wind farm in North Carolina to power its
current and future data centers that handle its cloud computing service. The news comes a
little over a month after some of Amazon’s largest cloud customers publicly asked the
company to make a bigger commitment to clean energy.
On Monday, Amazon said that it is working with clean power company Iberdrola Renewables to buy energy from a large 208 megawatt wind farm that will be built in two North Carolina
counties. Solar and wind farms that are hundreds of megawatts in size are relatively big,
and the so-called “Amazon Wind Farm US East” will be able to provide enough energy to power
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