Shell Energy Europe BV (Shell) and Amazon signed an settlement by means of which Shell will present Amazon with 50% of the capability (~380 MW) of the power generated by the Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Project.
The offshore wind farm is operated by the Crosswind Consortium, a three way partnership between Shell and Eneco. It is scheduled for operation by 2024 and could have an general capability of 759 megawatts (MW) that may provide the electrical energy grid powering the Netherlands with out authorities subsidies. Amazon is buying over 50 % of that capability, a complete of 380 MW, to energy its European operations. Specifically, Amazon will offtake 250 MW from Shell and 130 MW from Eneco, for a complete of 380 MW.
“Our funding additional allows the event of this large-scale, modern wind undertaking,” Amazon wrote in a weblog publish. Amazon stated that is its largest single renewable power undertaking thus far.
The Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Project will allow Amazon to energy extra of its enterprise with clear power. It will transfer the corporate nearer to its pledge to grow to be net-zero carbon throughout its enterprise by 2040 and proceed its path to energy its operations with 100% renewable power by 2025 – 5 years forward of its 2030 goal.
Shell’s ambition is to be a net-zero emissions power enterprise by 2050 or sooner, consistent with society however notes in its press launch that as of Feb eight, 2021, the corporate’s working plans and budgets don’t replicate its net-zero purpose. Shell stated that “sooner or later, its working plans and budgets will change to replicate this motion in direction of its new net-zero emissions ambition. However, these plans and budgets should be consistent with the motion in direction of a net-zero emissions financial system inside society and amongst Shell’s clients.”
“Supplying Amazon with electrical energy from this offshore wind farm contributes to their net-zero pledge whereas progressing our personal ambition to be a net-zero emissions enterprise by 2050 or sooner,” stated Elisabeth Brinton, Executive Vice President of New Energies at Shell. “We are delighted to proceed strengthening our strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) throughout Shell New Energies. Our collaboration is enabling us to proceed pushing the boundaries of innovation.”
Shell and Amazon have already achieved milestones collectively. In July 2020, Amazon’s air cargo community secured as much as six million gallons of sustainable aviation gas provided by Shell Aviation.
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