Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Scottish Power, has started the operation of the Beinn an Tuirc III wind farm, on the Kintyre peninsula, the first wind farm to supply Amazon with green energy in the United Kingdom under an energy purchase-sale agreement long-term (PPA). The launch of this project coincides with the celebration of COP26, which is hosted by Glasgow between October 31 and November 12, 2021, in which the Spanish power company participates as the main partner.
This new facility has 14 wind turbines and an installed capacity of 50 MW, which allows it to generate enough clean electricity for an equivalent population of almost 46,000 homes. The energy produced by the Beinn an Tuirc III project will be used to power the data centers, corporate offices and logistics centers of Amazon and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon has acquired 100% of the park’s energy production, which will allow it to advance on the path that all its operations consume 100% renewable energy by 2025, within the framework of its Climate Commitment to be a zero-carbon company by 2040.
Through this type of agreement, the PPAs, open many opportunities for the development of renewable projects that are transforming the present and future of the country’s energy, contributing to economic recovery. Long-term power purchase and sale contracts provide investment stability and have become an optimal tool for managing the electricity supply of large consumers, committed to clean and sustainable consumption. These agreements demonstrate the competitiveness of renewables and their ability to supply energy at affordable and stable prices. Iberdrola has extensive experience in the field of PPAs around the world and manages long-term power purchase agreements in markets such as Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Mexico and Australia.
Iberdrola continues to advance its sustainability strategy, based on the electrification of the economy and aimed at fighting climate change. The company is a leader in green and sustainable financing, with 35,800 million and the first corporate issuer of green bonds in the world. Its own CO2 emissions as of September have been reduced to 53 g / kWh and it maintains its goal of becoming an emissions neutral company by 2030.
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