Power company Engie announced today a new corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with Amazon, for the procurement of 473 MW of renewable energy from Ocean Winds’ Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland.

The deal secures more than half of the wind farm’s projected energy, roughly equivalent to the energy needed to power more than 650,000 UK homes annually.

Ocean Winds is a 50-50 EDP Renewables-ENGIE joint venture dedicated to offshore wind. The 60-turbine, 882MW wind farm is currently under construction approximately 22.5 km off the coast of Scotland, following an accelerated development and construction plan.

Paulo Almirante, ENGIE Senior Executive Vice-President Renewables & Energy Management, said:

“Moray West reflects our strategy to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through investing in renewable generation technologies. Furthermore, the innovative character of this CPPA shows that it is possible to create, together with Amazon, the conditions to achieve the UK objectives of renewables deployment and net zero economy.”

The deal follows a recent announcement from Amazon that it invested in more than 100 new solar and wind energy projects in 2023, claiming the title of largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy for the fourth consecutive year, and bringing the company’s pipeline of clean energy capacity to greater than 77,000 GWh per year, roughly equivalent to the power needs of 7.2 million homes. Amazon expects to have 100% of the electricity powering its attributable to renewable energy sources by 2025, ahead of its original 2030 target. More than 90% of its operations were powered by renewables in 2023.

Lindsay McQuade, Director of Energy, EMEA, Amazon Web Services (AWS), said:

“Transitioning to carbon-free energy sources is one of the most impactful ways to lower carbon emissions, and is part of our Climate Pledge commitment to reach net zero carbon across our operations by 2040. We are on track to meet our ambitious goal of powering our global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, and in 2022, 90% of electricity consumed by Amazon was attributable to renewable energy sources.”