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Amazon Surpasses 1.1 GW Clean Energy Capacity In India

By PTI November 01, 2023

In addition to being the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy globally, Amazon has also become the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in India

Amazon Surpasses 1.1 GW Clean Energy Capacity In India
Abhinav Singh, Vice President of Operations at Amazon India, affirmed, "Amazon's wind and solar projects will enable us to power all our operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. Shutterstock
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E-commerce and cloud company Amazon has surpassed 1.1 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity in India with the addition of its new 198-megawatt wind farm project in Osmanabad, Maharashtra

With this expansion, Amazon now boasts 50 wind and solar projects across India.

The company stated, "Amazon's addition of a new 198 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Osmanabad, Maharashtra, brings their total to 50 wind and solar projects across India, exceeding 1.1 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity."

In addition to its global status as the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy, a title Amazon has held since 2020, the company has now become the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in India.

Abhinav Singh, Vice President of Operations at Amazon India, affirmed, "Amazon's wind and solar projects will enable us to power all our operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025, while also generating employment opportunities and economic benefits for communities in India. We are enthusiastic about continuing to contribute to India's economic and environmental objectives as part of Amazon's commitment to becoming a more sustainable business."

Between 2014 and 2022, Amazon's wind and solar farms have facilitated an estimated USD 349 million (approximately Rs 2,885 crore) in direct and indirect investments in India's communities.

Amazon also stated that they have contributed around USD 87 million (about Rs 719 crore) to the country's overall GDP and have supported more than 20,600 local full-time equivalent jobs in 2022 alone, based on a new economic model developed by Amazon.

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