The company has invested in its second wind farm project as part of the innitiative
T-Mobile has announced that it intends to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2021. The company also unveiled a second wind farm project, to help it achieve its pledge.
“It’s the way to do the right thing by our customers, and moving to renewable energy is just a natural part of that,” said John Legere, president and CEO at T-Mobile. “And it’s not just the right thing to do – it’s smart business! We expect to cut T-Mobile’s energy costs by around $100 million in the next 15 years thanks to this move. Imagine the awesome things we can do for our customers with that!”
T-Mobile has joined the RE100 group, a collaborative group of 100 businesses committed to promoting the use of 100% sustainable electricity.
Winds of change
T-Mobile has signed a contract for 160 MWs from Infinity Renewables’ Solomon Forks Wind Project in Kansas, with power generation slated to begin in early 2019. This will be T-Mobile’s second investment in a major wind power generation project, with the company having previously invested in the Red Dirt Wind project, in Oklahoma.
The Solomon Forks project marks T-Mobile’s 2nd major wind power project. The first, the operated by Enel Green Power in Oklahoma, went online this past December. The two projects will generate 320 MWs for T-Mobile, enough to meet an estimated 60% of its total energy needs nationwide.
“It’s great to see T-Mobile US shifting to renewables for its power consumption. As a large electricity consumer in the US, they can truly transform energy systems by bringing significant renewable capacity online – all of that while delivering real value to their customers. I congratulate them for a great commitment,” said Sam Kimmins, head of RE100 at The Climate Group.