Sheetz Enters Into Agreement for Solar in Pennsylvania Operations - Smart Energy Decisions

Solar  -  February 17, 2022

Sheetz Enters Renewable Energy Agreement for Pennsylvania Operations

Sheetz, a family-owned and operated restaurant and convenience store chain, announced a long-term renewable supply agreement with Constellation to power nearly 70% of its Pennsylvania facilities with renewable energy.

Constellation has entered into separate long-term PPAs to procure a total of 55 MW of renewable energy. The solar projects in Pennsylvania are expected to achieve commercial operation by January 2024.

Sheetz will receive approximately 110 million KWh of energy per year through its supply agreement with Constellation and that energy will be matched by Green-e® Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) sourced from renewable facilities located throughout the U.S. Each REC represents the positive environmental attributes of one MWh of electricity generated by a renewable power plant. The RECs from the in-development solar projects are not included in this agreement.

The agreement will help Sheetz avoid nearly 78,000 metric tons of carbon emissions associated with its energy use annually.

“Sheetz is dedicated to being a responsible steward of our environment,” said Travis Sheetz, president and CEO at Sheetz in a statement. “Through this purchase agreement and partnership with Constellation, Sheetz will be able to power more than 160 stores and approximately 40 other facilities with renewable energy, significantly reducing our environmental impact in Pennsylvania.”

Sheetz will use a solution that builds off of the Constellation Offsite Renewables (CORe) retail power product, which enables the development of and increases businesses’ access to renewable energy projects by removing the significant hurdles associated with traditional offsite power purchase agreements (PPAs). 

The company has taken other steps to reduce its overall impact on the environment, including implementing LED lighting, high-efficiency HVAC, alternative refrigerants, and advanced Building Automation Systems at new and existing locations and offering DC Fast Charging for EVs at more than 75 locations across six states.

Sheetz is also using Constellation's energy intelligence platform to manage its comprehensive utility footprint, which includes power, gas and water across all store locations.

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