20 March, 2024: Iberdrola, a leading global clean energy firm, and Amazon have broadened their enduring global clean energy collaboration by entering into a significant renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 159 MW from the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm in the UK. This agreement translates to approximately 700 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of clean electricity annually.

The East Anglia THREE project is projected to create over 2,300 jobs during its construction phase and sustain 100 permanent jobs throughout the wind farm's operational life. This 1.4 GW initiative will utilise 95 Siemens Gamesa turbines with a capacity of 14.7 MW each, situated 69 km off the Suffolk coast. Upon reaching full operational capacity by 2026, the wind farm is expected to produce sufficient renewable energy to supply approximately 1.3 million UK households, positioning it as the world's second-largest offshore wind farm.

The new deal was unveiled at the Haizea Wind Group plant in Bilbao, where production of 50 monopiles is currently in progress. These monopiles will then be transported to the UK to be utilised as foundations for the wind turbines at the East Anglia THREE wind farm.

The capacity from East Anglia THREE will help Amazon achieve its goal of powering all its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, five years earlier than its initial target of 2030. Additionally, with over 500 solar and wind projects worldwide, Amazon has been the leading corporate buyer of renewable energy since 2020.

Lindsay McQuade, Director of Energy for EMEA at Amazon, said in the company press release, “Amazon is enabling renewable projects worldwide because transitioning to carbon-free energy sources is one of the most impactful ways to lower carbon emissions and help us reach our Climate Pledge commitment of net-zero carbon by 2040. This is good for the planet and our customers. It is great to see Iberdrola using the cloud and AI to turbocharge their renewables business and deliver much-needed clean power to grids worldwide.”

As the demand for renewable energy continues to grow, Amazon's proactive approach in partnering with leading renewable energy providers highlights the importance of corporate leadership in driving the transition towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.