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Amazon to Build Huge Wind Farm in West Texas

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Amazon has plans to invest in a massive Texas wind farm, according to FuelFix.

The Seattle-based online retail giant is teaming up with Chicago’s Lincoln Clean Energy to build a 250-megawatt wind farm in Scurry County, west of Abilene. The company plans to begin operations in 2017.

The wind farm will feature 100 wind turbines which will power Amazon’s Texas’ facilities, with the leftover energy feeding into the overall state grid.

Amazon’s partner, Chicago-based Lincoln, is developing other Texas wind projects as well. The company plans a 200-megawatt wind project north of Abilene and another 200-megawatt wind farms near Wichita Falls. However, Lincoln’s 200-megawatt Nazareth Solar project in the Texas Panhandle has faced repeated delays. Lincoln previously developed and sold the Hereford and Jumbo Road wind farms.