Sustainability for Power & Utilities
As climate awareness grows around the world, ambitious policies have pushed utilities to find ways to decarbonize the electricity grid, driving decentralization and digitalization. Today, you must not only integrate data from your distributed resources but also get ready for near-real-time data from thousands (and potentially millions) of behind-the-meter assets. Already these include batteries, electric vehicles, and “smart” homes and businesses. Few traditional utility systems can provide the scale and flexibility for this new paradigm.
AWS Power & Utilities allows you to harness unlimited, secure cloud computing resources. Its elasticity lets you respond to the exponential volumes of data and rapidly changing conditions you must address. The AWS cloud can spin up and down in seconds, responding to dynamic requirements and providing the processing power to introduce new and innovative programs. It can model proposed initiatives, determine whether they work, and deprovision them if they don’t. This level of flexibility is increasingly important as regulators look at performance-based ratemaking, which ties revenue to specific performance metrics, challenging utilities to rethink how they deliver services.
As the leading cloud provider, AWS is also energy efficient – 88% more than on-premises data centers. And AWS is moving steadily toward achieving Amazon’s company-wide goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2025.
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According to a 451 Research report, moving on-premises workloads to AWS can lower the workload carbon footprint by 88% for the median surveyed US enterprise data centers and 72% on average for the top 10% most efficient enterprises surveyed. AWS infrastructure was found to be 3.6 times more energy efficient than the median surveyed enterprise data center.
AWS is committed to running our business in the most environmentally friendly way possible and achieving 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure. Learn more about AWS efficiency, renewable energy, and water use efficiency.
Learn about Amazon’s company-wide sustainability efforts, including our commitment to net zero carbon by 2040, 100% renewable energy by 2025, purchase of 100,000 electric delivery vans, and The Climate Pledge fund, investing $2 billion to support the development of technologies and services that reduce carbon emissions and help preserve the natural world.
Amazon is committed to building a sustainable business for our customers and the planet. In 2019, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge—a commitment to be net zero carbon across our business by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. As part of this pledge, Amazon has made ambitious commitments toward reaching this goal.
The Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI) seeks to accelerate sustainability research and innovation by minimizing the cost and time required to acquire and analyze large sustainability datasets. ASDI supports innovators and researchers with the data, tools, and technical expertise they need to move sustainability to the next level.
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