Commercial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - February 8, 2018
AT&T purchases wind power from Texas and Oklahoma
AT&T announced on Feb. 8 that it will purchase 520MW of wind power through two agreements with wind farms operated by subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources. 220MW will come from the Minco V Wind Farm in Caddo County Oklahoma, while 300MW will be from a wind farm in Webb and Duval Counties in Texas.
"Together, these deals constitute one of the largest corporate renewable energy purchases in the U.S.," AT&T said in a statement. "It’s also a key component of our goal to develop and leverage technology solutions that enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of our operations by 2025."
"As one of the world’s largest companies, we know how we source our energy is important," said Scott Mair, President, AT&T Operations. "Many companies are focused on their own carbon footprint but we believe our industry can do more. We’ve been working for a long time to ensure our wind projects deliver for both our business and the environment. We will continue to explore renewable energy solutions to help create a better, more sustainable world."
AT&T is also signing on to the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles, a coalition of large companies advocating for renewable energy led by the World Wildlife Fund. In a statement, Marty Spitzer, World Wildlife Fund's senior director of renewable energy and climate noted that large companies are driving demand for clean energy and that AT&T is "joining the ranks of companies for whom renewable energy is the new normal."
This announcement from AT&T follows last week’s news from T-Mobile on their plans to source 160MWs in wind power from Infinity Renewables’ Solomon Forks Wind Project in Kansas.
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