Operations have begun at the 274-megawatt Yellowbud solar project in Ohio, National Grid Renewables said Oct. 3, providing renewable energy to retail giant Amazon as part of a power purchase agreement.

The solar farm is estimated to offset 370,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year, which National Grid Renewables said is equivalent to removing about 55,000 cars from roads for a year.

Located in the Ohio counties of Ross and Pickaway, the solar farm will also move Amazon closer to its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.

“Amazon is deeply committed to the state of Ohio, where we’re investing in and scaling new renewable energy projects like Yellowbud that will help power our operations with 100% renewable energy, while also bringing new jobs, economic benefits and new sources of clean energy to local communities,” Nat Sahlstrom, head of energy, water and sustainability for Amazon, said in a news release.

Yellowbud is expected to generate an estimated $90 million in direct economic impact during its first 20 years of operations, National Grid Renewables said.

“Yellowbud represents a long-standing commitment to bring renewable energy and economic benefit to Ohio residents,” said Blake Nixon, president of National Grid Renewables. “It’s both rewarding and exciting to see the project reach this pivotal point.”