Amazon to build first renewable energy project in Scotland

Amazon announced plans to build three major renewable energy projects on 24 October, one of which will be built in Scotland.

Amazon’s newest renewable energy project in Europe will be located on the Kintyre Peninsula in western Scotland, and will be “the largest corporate wind power purchase agreement in the UK”. The new Amazon Wind Farm will have a capacity of 50MW and is expected to generate 168,000MWh of electricity a year – enough to provide energy for 46,000 UK homes.

Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse, said: “Agreements like this Power Purchase Agreement speak volumes about the levels of confidence from major employers and businesses across all sectors in Scotland’s renewable energy infrastructure.”

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