French multinational oil and gas company TotalEnergies has entered into a strategic collaboration with the US-based eCommerce firm Amazon through which both the companies will help each other to attain their renewable energy and digital transformation strategies.
As part of the agreement, TotalEnergies will supply renewable electricity to the American retail giant, while Amazon will help the French energy company to accelerate its digital transformation plans.
TotalEnergies and Amazon had signed power purchase agreements for a commitment of 474 megawatts (MW) of renewable capacity in the US and Europe and expected to expand their cooperation in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific.
By supplying clean energy and potential battery energy solutions, TotalEnergies will contribute to Amazon’s commitment to power operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
As part of the agreement, TotalEnergies will rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS), to accelerate its move to the cloud, boosting its IT transformation, the digitization of its operations and its digital innovation.
In particular, TotalEnergies’ Digital Factory will benefit from the breadth and depth of AWS services including infrastructure, speed, reliability and innovative services. TotalEnergies will also evaluate AWS High-Performance Computing technology to accelerate critical workflows and further speed up innovation across its businesses around the world.
“TotalEnergies is deeply committed to reducing the carbon emissions of its operations and supporting its customers to do the same around the world. By signing this agreement, we are proud to enter into this key collaboration with Amazon and to accompany them on their journey to carbon neutrality. We are also counting on Amazon and AWS to help us advance our exponential shift in the speed, scale and advancement of digitalization.”
“Working with TotalEnergies on innovative cloud technologies to drive reductions in carbon emissions and present new renewable energy sources is a tremendous opportunity. This collaboration will not only accelerate TotalEnergies’ migration to the cloud but also contribute toward Amazon’s commitment to power our operations with 100 percent renewable energy,” said Mr. Kathrin Buvac, Vice President, AWS Strategic Industries.