Late on Thursday, Japan’s Nikkei reported, Amazon.com Inc is negotiating to build a renewable power plant in Japan with Japanese power utilities and trading houses, in order to procure clean energy for its local data centers.
The tech giant is seeking ways to procure electricity over the long term from renewable energy power stations exclusive, reported the Nikkei.
It also mentioned that a Japanese trading house is considering supplying electricity to Amazon from an off-shore wind farm which will be built if it wins the government auction that began in 2020.
In 2019, the Japanese government brought in a to enhance development of offshore wind farms, allowing operators to use designated sea zones for 30 years and started an auction for the same last year.
Amazon is also in talks with power companies to build a new solar power plant, reported the Nikkei. Currently the tech giant has seven data centers in the country. Amazon aims to make all of its data centres globally draw power from renewables by 2025.
Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comments.
It has pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and to power all its operations with renewable energy by 2030.
Earlier this week, the company issued its first sustainability bond and raised $1 billion to invest in affordable housing, greener buildings, renewable energy, and clean transport.