Web giant Amazon to invest in Donegal windfarm

first_imgAmazon Web Services (AWS) is to invest in a renewable energy project in Ireland, committing to a wind farm in Donegal as part of its long-term goal of moving towards completely renewable energy.The 91.2 megawatt wind farm will be developed by Invis Energy and is expected to begin providing energy by the end of 2021.“It’s our first project in Ireland, and the unique thing is that it’s the first unsubsidised project that has been done in the country,” said Nat Sahlstrom, AWS’s director of energy told the Irish Times. The announcement is part of a wider shift towards renewable energy, with AWS also revealing plans on Monday for a wind farm in Tehachapi, California and a third in Bäckhammar, Sweden.The three projects will total more than 229 megawatts (MW) of power, and are expected to generate more than 670,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy each year. The windfarm in California will come on line next year, followed by the Swedish project.However, the company will not be completely independent in its energy requirements just yet.“We will continue to rely on the Irish grid for energy; however the new wind farm will help support Ireland’s renewable energy goals towards 2020 and 2030,” Mr Sahlstrom said. “We’re really excited about this new project.” For a full report in this story see https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/amazon-to-invest-in-donegal-wind-farm-as-it-eyes-renewable-energy-goal-1.3853243 Web giant Amazon to invest in Donegal windfarm was last modified: April 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Amazondonegalwindfarmlast_img