Amazon to Procure 159 MW of Renewable Energy from Iberdrola's 1.4 GW East Anglia Three Offshore Wind Farm

March 28, 2024
The wind farm will be operational by 2026 and will help Amazon to match all the electricity powering its operations with 100% renewable energy

Iberdrola and Amazon have signed a renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 159 MW of energy from the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in the UK, equivalent to 700 GWh of clean electricity annually.

The 1.4 GW East Anglia Three offshore wind farm, located 69 km off the coast of Suffolk, will support more than 2,300 jobs during construction and 100 long-term jobs over its operational life. It will be powered by 95 Siemens Gamesa 14.7 MW turbines

The Haizea Wind Group facility in Bilbao is also currently manufacturing 50 monopiles, which will be used to support the offshore wind farm's wind turbines. 

The wind farm is expected to be fully operational by 2026 and generate enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of 1.3 million British homes.

The wind farm’s capacity will support Amazon’s target to match all the electricity powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025. In total, Amazon has enabled 54,000 GWh of renewable energy from Iberdrola worldwide. 

“Companies like Amazon are leading the corporate drive to advance the renewable energy industry and guarantee energy security, sustainability, price stability, and competitiveness. Today, two global leaders join forces in an agreement that will mean more energy independence, more local jobs, and lower emissions on both sides of the Atlantic," said Sergio Hernandez de Deza, Director of Large Customers and Industrial Solutions at Iberdrola. 

The companies have also launched the global "Journey to Cloud" program by migrating Iberdrola’s operations to the Cloud and leveraging Amazon Web Services’ High-Performance Computing services big data services. Projects will use the Cloud to reduce the time needed to run complex weather simulations and Amazon Sagemaker Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning services to maximize the efficiency of renewable energy assets worldwide.

ScottishPower, an Iberdrola company, has built an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to collect sensor data and improve the knowledge of its low-voltage network in the UK. The two companies are designing projects to incorporate generative AI through Amazon Bedrock to improve the experience of its customers and support its field workers.

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," said Lindsay McQuade, Director of Energy for EMEA at Amazon. "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.”