Two extra NSW photo voltaic farms begin sending energy to the grid – and Amazon

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Two New South Wales photo voltaic farms contracted to assist decarbonise the Australian energy provide of world on-line retail large Amazon have begun delivering vitality to the grid.

The 2 Canadian Photo voltaic initiatives – the 189MW Suntop photo voltaic farm south of Dubbo and the 154MW Gunnedah photo voltaic farm west of Tamworth – had been named by Amazon on Wednesday as the primary of its Australian renewable investments to have reached business operation.

Suntop, situated about 10km from Wellington within the NSW central west has a long term contract for two thirds of its output with Amazon, a deal that, on the time, was hailed as the largest company energy buy settlement signed with a photo voltaic farm in Australia.

The Suntop deal adopted the March 2020 PPA with Gunnedah, through which Amazon signed as much as purchase 60MW of output from the  110MW Canadian Solar project.

Later that very same yr, Amazon signed a 3rd Australian PPA, this time with the 96.6MW Hawkesdale wind farm, being constructed by World Energy Era on the outskirts of the Victorian Western District city of the identical title.

Mixed, the three Australian renewable vitality initiatives are anticipated to generate 717,000MWh of renewable vitality yearly for Amazon. Gunnedah and Suntop will contribute greater than half of that quantity.

In a press release, Amazon mentioned the 2 initiatives had been serving to it to realize 100 per cent renewable vitality throughout its world operations by 2025, 5 years forward of its authentic objective of 2030.

“Amazon has a objective to energy our operations with renewable vitality by 2030, and we’re on a path to realize this by 2025,” mentioned Rianne van Veldhuizen, managing director of Amazon Net Companies (AWS) in Australia and New Zealand.

“Since I’ve joined the AWS Australia and New Zealand staff, I’ve seen first-hand how our concentrate on renewable vitality and sustainability is contributing to lasting, optimistic change throughout the business, whereas serving to our clients and companions to remodel their industries.”


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