01 Jul '16, 12pm

Amazon and Dominion Power Forge a New Renewable Energy Path in Virginia

Amazon and Dominion Power Forge a New Renewable Energy Path in Virginia

Virginia is not a hot market for renewable energy. But that could change in 2016 as some of the largest energy users in the state demand more of it. Amazon Web Services has a goal of getting 40 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by the end of the year. Currently, about 25 percent of Amazon’s electricity use is powered by renewables. By 2020, the world’s largest retailer expects its entire global infrastructure footprint to run on clean energy. To get there, it’s going to take a hands-on approach and lots of local partners. Vadata, an affiliate of Amazon Web Services, owns Amazon’s data centers in Northern Virginia. Vadata is signing power-purchase agreements for wind and solar to meet its goals, and engaging its local distribution utility, Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), to develop a retail rate that better matches how the renewable projects are priced in t...

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