Amazon Hits Milestone With 50 Renewable Energy Projects in India

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E-commerce and technology behemoth Amazon has announced a new 198-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India, bringing the company to 50 wind and solar projects across India and surpassing 1.1 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity.

In addition to being the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy globally—a position that Amazon has held since 2020—Amazon is also the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in India, according to publicly available data and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Amazon’s wind and solar farms have helped generate an estimated US$349 million in economic investment for India’s communities between 2014–2022. The projects have also contributed approximately US$87 million to the country’s total gross domestic product (GDP) and supported more than 20,600 local full-time equivalent jobs in 2022 alone, according to a new economic model developed by Amazon.

“Rapidly scaling renewable energy is one of the most effective strategies to address climate change, and these efforts can be especially impactful in India, where the country’s leaders are focused on transitioning the country away from fossil fuels,” said Abhinav Singh, vice president of Operations at Amazon India, who noted that Amazon’s wind and solar projects will help power the company’s operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, while also bringing jobs and economic benefits to local communities.

“We’re eager to continue contributing to India’s economic and environmental goals as part of Amazon’s commitment to become a more sustainable business.”

The wind farm in Osmanabad is the seventh utility-scale renewable energy project announced by Amazon in India within the past year. The company has also announced a total of 43 rooftop solar projects, which are helping to power local Amazon facilities.

Once all 50 projects are operational, they are expected to generate the energy equivalent of powering more than 1.1 million homes in New Delhi each year and will provide clean power for Amazon’s data centers, logistics facilities, physical stores, and corporate offices.

Over the past several years, Amazon has collaborated closely with policymakers, regulators, and broad groups of industry stakeholders to expand corporate renewable energy procurement options in India, bringing these new projects online and enabling others to also scale new renewable energy projects.