Comcast Renewable Electricity

Comcast has entered into agreements with Consumers Energy and DTE Energy to buy renewable energy, including wind and solar electricity, for Comcast Cable’s operations in the state of Michigan.

The communications conglomerate has a stated goal of being carbon neutral by 2035.

The newly announced agreements with the two utilities will enable Comcast to power half of its Michigan operations with carbon-free energy. Comcast’s participation in the utility company programs is supported by the state’s new energy projects, which represent a combined annual volume of approximately 52,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) – equivalent to one year’s worth of electricity use for more than 7,000 homes.

More specifically:

  • Consumers Energy will provide Comcast with about 30,000 MWh of renewable electricity annually for 10 years through the utility’s large customer renewable energy program. The deal involves a majority of Comcast Cable’s operations in central and western Michigan.
  • DTE Energy will provide Comcast with approximately 22,000 MWh of renewable electricity annually for 10 years through its MIGreenPower program. The deal will supply the majority of Comcast Cable’s operations in and around Detroit.

“Here in Michigan and across the country we are bringing more renewable energy solutions online to support a healthier environment in all of the communities we serve,” said Kristee Cominiello, senior vice president of Comcast’s Heartland Region, which includes Michigan, in a prepared statement.

Comcast has taken other steps to reduce its carbon footprint. In March, Comcast unveiled an agreement to purchase 250 megawatts (MW) of solar electricity from Constellation to power about 12% of its U.S. operations, including most of its Mid-Atlantic operations, with renewable green energy.

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