Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed a deal with green energy storage company AES as the public cloud giant works to power its global renewable energy operations by 2025.
The companies have signed two renewable energy purchase agreements (PPAs), under which AES will supply 450 MW of solar energy to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and another 225 MW from one of its own four-hour battery storage projects. .
In a statement, AES said the PPAs are part of a series of projects that will help Amazon achieve its goal of providing global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, five years ahead of schedule.
“Together with Amazon, we are showing how personalized energy solutions and innovative thinking can help organizations of all kinds decarbonise their operations and network,” said Andres Gluski, President and CEO of AES.
AES will work with Fluence Energy, a subsidiary it established with Siemens in 2018 to implement one of these projects, the company confirmed.
Fluence Energy, meanwhile, has announced it is working with AWS to launch applications that will help other companies switch to green energy.
The company said it also intends to use Amazon’s portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) products and services to bring new capabilities to some of its existing applications, such as the Fluence IQ digital platform.
This proposal is designed to give organizations an automated bidding tool for energy storage and renewable energy within wholesale markets, which the company says will make the energy supply process much more streamlined and efficient for its customers.
Howard Geffen, AWS’s general manager for energy and utilities, said: “This agreement will help deliver on our commitment to climate promises to achieve net zero carbon by 2040 and feed our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025. ., five years before our original 2030 target. “
Seyed Madaeni, Fluence Energy’s chief digital officer, said the company is pleased to work with AWS to achieve its mission to “transform the way we power our world” while helping Amazon ensure that its centers data is increasingly powered by green energy.
“This agreement adds another aspect to the way we pursue this mission, not only in the work we do, but also in the platform on which we do it,” Madaeni added.