T-Mobile Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy By 2021


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Telecommunications company, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS), took a leap forward towards their clean energy commitment, by unveiling a second wind farm project backed by the Un-carrier. The telecommunications company has pledged to use renewable power to account for 100% of its energy use by 2021 and has joined RE100, an international initiative that works for over 100 businesses to reduce their carbon footprints. It is reported that nearly 123 companies had joined RE100, which includes tech giants like Google, Apple, and Microsoft, and the overseas telecom companies like KPN, BT, Telefonica, and Proximus.

The company has reportedly finalized a contract for 160 MWs from Infinity Renewables’ Solomon Forks Wind Project in Kansas. This move marks T-Mobile’s 2nd major wind power project. The first is the Red Dirt Wind Project that is operated by Enel Green Power in Oklahoma. Both the projects are expected to generate around 320 MWs for T-Mobile US, which is estimated to meet 60% of the Un-carrier’s total energy consumption needs in the US.

Sam Kimmins, Head of the RE100 at The Climate Group said that it was great to see T-Mobile US shifting to renewables for its power consumption. He added that as a large electricity consumer in the U.S., they could truly transform energy systems by bringing in significant renewable capacity online. And, John Legere, President, and CEO of T-Mobile US said that they were trying to trim the company’s energy costs by around $100 million in the next 15 years. He added that it was the right thing to do for their customers and moving to renewable energy was a natural part.

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