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Amazon India has launched two wind-solar hybrid projects with 300 MW (megawatts) capacity in Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka. The company stated in a statement.
Amazon now has five Indian utility-scale projects for renewable energy, which is approximately 720 MW, in addition to three solar farms located in Rajasthan.
According to reports, the projects will be able to produce 1,163 GW of clean power once they are operational.
These projects were launched by Vibrant Energy (a majority-owned subsidiary Blueleaf Energy), a portfolio company that Macquarie’s Green Investment Group owns. It operates on a stand-alone basis.
“As the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy worldwide, we continue to build momentum in India for our renewable energy investments. These two new projects are Amazon’s first ever wind-solar hybrid project globally,” stated Abhinav Singh, Director- Customer Fulfilment and Supply Chain, Amazon India.
Singh also stated that we are on the path to power our operations worldwide with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. We have worked with Indian government and industry stakeholders to increase corporate renewable energy procurement. He said, “This year we have exceeded 720 MW of renewable power capacity through utility-scale project in India.”
These new projects are aligned with India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE), wind-solar hybrid strategy, which aims at enabling more hybrid projects to efficiently use transmission infrastructure and reduce variability in renewable energy, improving grid stability.