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Online sales giant Amazon today signed a deal to get power from a wind farm it is apparently renaming after itself. The new 150 megawatt (MW) wind farm by Pattern Energy […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Online sales giant Amazon today signed a deal to get power from a wind farm it is apparently renaming after itself.

The new 150 megawatt (MW) wind farm by Pattern Energy will switch names from Fowler Ridge IV to the Amazon Web Services Wind Farm.

It should generate up to 500,000 megawatt hours (MWh) a year, with building set to start in April in Benton County in the state of Indiana.

Amazon said the power purchase agreement (PPA) will help power its data centres.

Jerry Hunter, Vice President of Infrastructure at Amazon Web Services said: “This PPA helps to increase the renewable energy used to power our infrastructure in the US and is one of many sustainability activities and renewable energy projects for powering our data centres that we currently have in the works.”