Amazon Perpetuates Misleading Claims About North Carolina Wind Farm…

Excerpt From: Carolina Journal. Written By: Don Carrington.

Amazon claims its large-scale wind farm near Elizabeth City will produce enough electricity “to power more than 61,000 U.S. homes,” but neither the online company nor its wind farm operator Avangrid will share data supporting that claim.

Amazon continues to perpetuate the misleading notion that the electrical grid can take power from wind turbines, store it, and direct it for actual use by faraway data centers on the same grid.

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If Avangrid Renewables and online retail giant Amazon wish to prove that it is indeed feasible, then make the data public, several state lawmakers say. WIth data in hand, the legislators say, policymakers can evaluate the benefits of other proposed wind projects in North Carolina.

The operators so far have refused to do so.

Sen. Bill Cook, a Beaufort County Republican, represents all or parts of eight counties in the northeast, including the area containing the Amazon Wind Farm. Cook, a retired manager at Potomac Electric Power Co., told Carolina Journal the power from the wind farm is unreliable and can’t actually power any Amazon data center.


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