Amazon's Jeff Bezos just opened a massive wind farm in Texas

Andrew Cummings
October 20, 2017

But instead of smashing the bottle of champagne against the base of the turbines, Bezos positioned himself atop one, several hundred feet in the air, jauntily wearing a hard hat and defiantly destroying the bubbly.

Amazon (AMZN) announced Thursday that it has launched its biggest wind farm yet in Texas, adding more than one million megawatt hours (Mwh) of clean energy to the grid each year.

The facility, which is located in Scurry County, has over 100 turbines, each standing more than 300-feet tall and with a rotor diameter over double the wingspan of a Boeing 787.

Lincoln Clean Energy is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, a global infrastructure fund.

When it opens, the 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, is expected to generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually, or enough to power almost 90,000 U.S. homes.

Amazon has expressed a goal of eventually running the company's entire operation on sustainable energy.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos celebrated the opening of Amazon's newest wind farm, and he did it in style.

Lincoln announced past year that it had secured a corporate power-purchase agreement with Amazon for 90% of the output from the 253MW project - at the time Amazon's largest-ever renewables purchase. Amazon plans to take whatever energy it needs from the farm, then sell the rest to the state's energy users.

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