Amazon to use North Carolina wind power to offset energy needs of Ohio data centers
Amazon wants renewable energy to power its data centers planned for central Ohio, so the company is helping to build a wind farm — in North Carolina.
Clean-energy advocates say Ohio runs the risk of getting bypassed for big projects because of new setback limits passed last year by the Ohio General Assembly. The rules reduce the number of wind turbines that can be placed in most projects.
But it is difficult to argue that Ohio was passed over in this case.
The North Carolina project is being built by Iberdrola Renewables and will have 104 turbines and a capacity of 208 megawatts. It will provide renewable energy credits to Amazon that will offset the electricity used by data centers in Ohio and Virginia.