This week Amazon announced the new “data region” Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now opened.
Where the hell is Aragon? Here:
The AWS Europe (Spain) Region has three Availability Zones located in: Villanueva de Gállego, El Burgo de Ebro, and the Plhus logistics platform in Huesca, where your applications are reliably distributed cloud.
What does it mean in terms of electric consumption?
The new data region has an installed electric capacity of 80 MW, and will become the first consumer of electricity of Aragon, ahead of the Opel factory in Zaragoza. Red Eléctrica has had to reinforce its 220 and 400 kV high-voltage network to ensure power and redundant connection at each of the three locations.
We must highlight the importance of sustainability in the development that AWS is carrying out in Spain, where it has announced 16 renovable generation projects in operation and development:
- Andalusia: three photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 343.7 MW
- Aragon: one solar plant and three Eolic parks, with a total capacity of 184.56 MW
- Extremadura: three solar plants with 567 MW
- Castilla – La Mancha: four solar plants with 332 MW
- Castilla y León: a solar plant with 28.6 MW
- Madrid: a solar plant with a capacity of 74 MW
What makes it one of the main renewable operators in Spain.