All of Sprint’s Virginia locations will now be served with 100% renewable energy, according to the carrier and Renewable Energy Services. This agreement includes Sprint’s 800 Virginia retail locations and cell phone towers, as well as Sprint’s east coast corporate office in Reston, Virginia.
In total, these facilities will use more than an estimated 88,000 MWh per year.
According to the carrier, the effort is part of Sprint’s recent commitment to be carbon neutral across all of their operations by 2025.
Sprint had earlier announced a pair of new Virtual Power Purchase Agreements which enabled new renewable development in Texas. Direct Energy has recently signed “offtake” agreements that enabled new solar developments in Canada, California and Texas.
“Companies like Sprint are eager to sign up for renewable energy. Virginia customers want customized solutions that combine local renewable energy with on-site generation and green power purchase agreements,” said Dave Grupp, head of Direct Energy Renewable Energy Services, in a prepared statement. “We want to be able to offer more renewable options in Virginia so that customers continue to have the option of choosing the renewable plan that is right for them.”
Being a sustainable company is an all-in commitment,” said Chas Peterson, Sprint head of procurement and supply chain, in a prepared statement. “Working with Direct Energy allows us to be a leader on renewable energy in Virginia, and to diversify our portfolio as Sprint works to attain carbon neutrality across all operations nationwide by 2025.”