E-commerce Giant, Amazon, announced plans to build two wind-solar hybrid projects in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka with a cumulative capacity of 300MW. The projects will be installed in partnership with Vibrant Energy, a subsidiary of leading portfolio firm- Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG).
As per the company statement, the projects will generate 1,163,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy, which can power up to 380,000 average-sized households in New Delhi each year. These projects will be Amazon’s first wind-solar hybrid projects globally.
“We are on a path to powering our operations globally with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025” said Abhinav Singh, director of customer fulfilment at Amazon India. Singh also adds that the organization has worked with the Indian government and industry stakeholders to develop corporate renewable energy capacity in the country.
Amazon currently has 5 utility-scale renewable energy projects in India with a total capacity of 720 MW. In September, the organization also announced plans to develop 3 utility-scale solar farms with a capacity of 420 MW in the nation.
Additionally, the organization has invested in 17 utility-scale renewable energy projects across Asia with a capacity of 1,600MW.
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Resource: ET EnergyWorld