Comcast to Source RE for New England Operations - Diversified Communications

Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  February 14, 2023

Comcast to Source RE for New England Operations

Comcast announced an agreement to purchase 70 megawatts (MW) of renewable solar electricity for nearly half of its Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal operations across New England. The project will provide carbon-free electricity to Comcast’s Western New England Region headquarters in Berlin, NBC Sports in Stamford, and NBC CT in West Hartford.

The company signed an agreement with Constellation to use solar from the Gravel Pit Solar project in East Windsor, Connecticut, which is expected to reach commercial operation at the end of 2024.

Comcast has signed a corresponding 15-year agreement with Constellation to receive energy and renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Gravel Pit Solar as part of its retail electricity supply contract. Gravel Pit Solar will power approximately 43% of Comcast’s operations across Connecticut and Massachusetts.

“We’re proud to be powering nearly half of our regional operations and our Western New England headquarters with renewable solar electricity that will be sourced right here in Connecticut,” said Carolyne Hannan, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region in a statement.

This project will support New England’s clean energy economy while advancing toward Comcast’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2035. The contract for the Connecticut-made renewable energy represents an annual volume of approximately 111,000 megawatt-hours (MWh).

Comcast has set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2035 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions, or the direct and indirect emissions it owns and controls, across its global operations. 


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