Strategic Collaboration

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Strategic Collaboration

As Amazon targets to achieve its renewable energy targets ahead of schedule, it has entered into a strategic partnership with France’s TotalEnergies. (Photo Credit:, Inc.)

  • TotalEnergies and Amazon have announced a new strategic collaboration
  • Amazon has entered PPAs for 474 MW renewable energy capacity with the French company
  • It will come from TotalEnergies’s US and European renewable energy projects and expected to expand to the Middle East and Asia Pacific
  • Amazon will turn into a key cloud provider for TotalEnergies through AWS under the agreement

French energy giant TotalEnergies, earlier Total, has entered into a strategic collaboration with global online marketplace behemoth Amazon, which also comprises renewable energy agreements.

Under the agreements reached, Amazon has signed power purchase agreements (PPA) to procure 474 MW renewable energy from TotalEnergies’ US and European renewable energy projects. Both expect to expand their cooperation in the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

According to TotalEnergies, “By supplying renewable energy and potential battery energy solutions, TotalEnergies will contribute to Amazon’s commitment to power operations with 100% renewable energy by 2030 and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.”

In another agreement, Amazon will turn into a key cloud provider for TotalEnergies with its Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling the French company to accelerate its move to the cloud, boosting its IT transformation, and digitalizing its operations.

TotalEnergies aims to increase its renewables portfolio aiming to have 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewables by 2025, growing from 7 GW at the end of 2020, and eventually scaling it up to 100 GW by 2030. TotalEnergies is the major shareholder of both US solar company SunPower, and Singapore headquartered cell and module producer Maxeon Solar.

Amazon touts itself as the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe and globally. In June 2021, when it invested in 14 new renewable energy projects, the American company said it will be able to achieve its 100% renewable energy target for its operations 5 years ahead of schedule by 2025 (see Amazon Renewable Energy Portfolio Swells To 10 GW).

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Anu Bhambhani

Senior News Editor: Anu Bhambhani is the Senior News Editor of TaiyangNews. Anu is our solar news whirlwind. At TaiyangNews she covers everything that is of importance in the world of solar power.Before joining our team, Anu worked in various positions at publications of the Times Group in New Delhi. As a Principal Correspondent, she conceptualized special features and supplements for both The Times of India and The Economic Times. While Anu delved deep into solar at TaiyangNews, environment topics have been close to her heart before. As Assistant Editor, she was responsible for launching Planet Earth for The Economic Times, a special series on environment. Before joining the Times Group, Anu was a Copy Editor at the Hindustan Times.Anu holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Rajasthan. She also studied at the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi on E-Outreach: New Media Technologies for Advocacy and Strategic Communication, Social Media

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