Wind energy industry welcomes new Amazon deal

01 Aug 2019

Ireland’s leading renewable energy association, the Irish Wind Energy Association, has welcomed the announcement of the latest partnership between Amazon and an Irish wind farm

Under the terms of the deal the 23.2 MW Cork wind farm, owned by Invis Energy, will provide clean energy to Amazon data centres. It is expected to start operations in September 2020.

David Connolly, CEO of the Irish Wind Energy Association, said: “This is fantastic news and a terrific vote of confidence in our industry which will also help Ireland achieve our 2020 renewable energy targets.

“Wind is the cheapest renewable energy on the market and increasingly competitive with fossil fuels. In the coming years we hope policymakers and industry will work together to ensure we can offer the best possible electricity prices to deliver more deals like this.”