AT&T is to purchase 520MW of wind energy through two agreements/projects with NextEra Energy Resources subsidiaries.
The power will come from the 220MW Minco V Wind Farm located in Caddo County, Oklahoma and the 300MW wind farm in Webb and Duval Counties in Texas. Both projects are expected to generate enough electricity to power 250,000 homes, with savings equivalents of removing roughly 350,595 cars off the road.
According to the press release, this wind energy project is a ‘key component of our (AT&T’s) goal to develop and leverage technology solutions that enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of our operations by 2025.’
President, AT&T Operations, Scott Mair said, “As one of the world’s largest companies, we know how we source our energy is important. 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.”
Senior vice president of development, NextEra Energy Resources, Mike O’Sullivan said, “We’re proud to work with AT&T to achieve one of the largest U.S. corporate renewable energy purchases. It’s clear that renewable energy presents a tremendous opportunity to power America’s companies with clean, affordable electricity and AT&T is helping to lead the way forward. Renewable projects like these also drive growth in rural communities, creating good jobs, providing additional revenue and generating positive economic impact.”