Amazon’s UK operational centers are now receiving green electricity from a new Scottish wind farm. On the Kintyre peninsula, ScottishPower Renewables built the 50MW, 14-turbine Beinn an Tuirc 3 wind farm. Amazon will buy 100 percent of its production to power its data centers, corporate headquarters, and fulfillment sites under a Power Purchase Agreement. According to ScottishPower, Beinn a Tuirc 3 was the company’s largest wind farm developed without government aid.

According to Amazon, it was the company’s first operational renewable energy effort in the United Kingdom. “Amazon is on target to power our companies entirely with renewable energy by 2025, five years ahead of schedule,” said John Boumphrey, UK manager. Investing in sustainable energy and aiming to increase efficiency across all of our operations is just one of the many initiatives we’re doing as part of The Climate Pledge to achieve our goal of being carbon-neutral by 2040.” Onshore wind is one of the most cost-effective forms of large-scale power generation, and it will play a key role in Scotland’s future energy mix as we get closer to a net-zero economy. Separately, the Scottish government has declared that, as part of its goals to boost onshore wind generation by 2030, it strongly supports the renovation of existing wind farms with more contemporary turbines.