AT&T Signs VPPAs for 960MW of Wind, Solar
- Sep 25, 2019
Climate Week NYC is taking place this week, an event organized by the U.N. and the City of New York. To mark the occasion, AT&T announced that its renewable energy acquisitions will surpass 1.5 gigawatts of clean energy capacity, through new virtual power purchase agreements with Invenergy and Duke Energy Renewables.
The purchases will support both wind and solar projects. The telecommunications company signed an agreement for 800 megawatts of sustainable energy with Chicago-based Invenergy. With Duke Energy, AT&T has signed a 15-year, 160-megawatt VPPA for Frontier Windpower II. The wind park, which is currently under construction in Kay County, Okla., totals 350 megawatts and will begin operations in December 2020.
AT&T estimates that its renewable energy purchases will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to powering more than 560,000 homes or taking 690,000 cars off the road for one year.