Amazon has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to procure the output of an offshore wind farm in the UK.

The company this week announced a deal with Iberdrola to offtake 159MW from the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm – equivalent to 700GWh of energy annually.

An offshore wind farm – Eneco

Located 69km off the coast of Suffolk, the 1.4 GW project will be powered by 95 Siemens Gamesa 14.7MW turbines. It is expected to become fully operational in 2026 and will be the second-largest wind farm in the world.

Sergio Hernández de Deza, director of large customers and industrial solutions at Iberdrola, said: “Companies like Amazon are leading the corporate drive to advance the renewable energy industry, and guarantee energy security, sustainability, price stability and competitiveness. Today, two global leaders join forces in an agreement that will mean more energy independence, more local jobs, and lower emissions on both sides of the Atlantic.

Lindsay McQuade, director of energy for EMEA at Amazon, added: “Amazon is enabling renewable projects worldwide because transitioning to carbon-free energy sources is one of the most impactful ways to lower carbon emissions and help us reach our Climate Pledge commitment of net-zero carbon by 2040. This is good for the planet and our customers.”

Amazon is the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy globally. Iberdrola has signed PPAs with Amazon for wind and solar capacity in Europe, the US, and Asia-Pacific.

Iberdrola has also signed PPAs with Meta in the US and Vodafone and O2 Telefónica in Europe.

Iberdrola is also a customer of Amazon Web Services (AW). The companies said that projects delivered together include the use of the cloud to halve the time it takes to run complex weather simulations, and using Amazon Sagemaker machine learning services to maximize the efficiency of renewable energy assets worldwide. ScottishPower, an Iberdrola company, built an Internet of Things (IoT) platform using AWS to collect sensor data and improve the knowledge of its low-voltage network in the UK.

Iberdrola’s de Deza added: “We are excited to partner with Amazon in the field of generative AI and big data, allowing our business to innovate and scale at speed.”

McQaude said: “It is great to see Iberdrola using the cloud and AI to turbocharge their renewables business and deliver much-needed clean power to grids worldwide.”