Commercial, Wind - July 27, 2021
Wind Farm to Power T-Mobile Now Operational
A 182 MW wind project that will provide power to T-Mobile is now commercially operational in Nolan County, Texas.
Sprint, which is now a part of T-Mobile, first signed a 12-year VPPA to receive 173.3 MW from the Maryneal Windpower project in 2019. The facility is owned and maintained by Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a nonregulated commercial brand of Duke Energy, while construction was completed by Wanzek Construction and advising was provided to T-Mobile by Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services.
T-Mobile expects to cover 9% of its energy consumption with the power sourced from the deal, which will settle on an as-generated basis tied to Maryneal Windpower’s real-time energy output.
“Projects like Maryneal Windpower play a huge role in T-Mobile's commitments to fight climate change and bring us another step closer to achieving our goal of using 100% renewable energy by the end of 2021 – even after our merger with Sprint in 2020 almost doubled our company footprint,” Brigitta Witt, T-Mobile vice president of social impact and sustainability, said in a statement. “Working with companies like Duke Energy, we're able to make a positive impact not only on the environment but also in the local community – it's a win-win for everyone involved.”
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