Amazon is taking a more proactive approach to sustainable and renewable energy efforts with the introduction of the AWS Energy Competency Program, an initiative aimed at identifying AWS Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized areas. The new program is aimed at identifying partners that enable energy producers worldwide to build and operate assets efficiently and safely, while working to transition to a lower-carbon world. The program is also meant to fortify Amazon’s commitment to supporting the global energy industry in safely meeting the energy demands of today.
AWS is launching the initiative with the support of 32 initial partners that have helped the company develop the Energy Competency Program for energy partners and customers the world over. These launch partners include such well-known enterprises as Accenture, IBM, and Halliburton, in addition to growing companies like NVIDIA and Slalom. The criteria for companies to join the network of AWS Energy Competency Partners is highly demanding, and includes a rigorous technical validation related to energy industry-specific best practices. Other AWS Partners can help the initiative by providing solutions with the three stages of the oil & natural gas chain, new energies, health, safety, and data & analysis, among more.