AT&T RE Purchases to Surpass 1.5 GW With new 960 MW VPPA

AT&T has announced that its renewable energy purchases will surpass 1.5 GW of clean energy capacity with the addition of new VPPAs worth 960 MW.

AT&T 1.5 GW

Texas-based telecommunications company AT&T has announced that its renewable energy purchases will surpass 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy capacity with the addition of new Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) with Invenergy and Duke Energy Renewables. The new deals will support new wind and solar projects and help solidify AT&T’s position as one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy in the U.S.

“AT&T is investing in renewable energy because it is good for our planet and our business,” said Charlene Lake, chief sustainability officer and senior vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility. “AT&T’s new renewable energy purchases are a milestone in our company-wide efforts to help address climate change, and they will deliver important benefits to our bottom line.”

The firms’ newest renewable energy purchases will support wind and solar projects, developed by Invenergy, delivering 800 megawatts (MW) of sustainable energy, as well as 160 MW of wind energy generated by the Frontier Windpower II project, developed by Duke Energy Renewables. The new purchase agreements build upon AT&T’s existing agreements supporting wind energy centres already operational or under development.

Together, AT&T’s renewable energy purchases to date are expected to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an amount equivalent to providing electricity for more than 560,000 homes or taking 690,000 cars off the road for 1 year. The total annual energy produced is also enough to power New York City for approximately 1 month. The projects will create hundreds of construction jobs and dozens of permanent jobs in fast-growing clean energy careers.

“AT&T’s renewable energy purchases are just one action our company is taking to respond to the changing climate,” said Lake. “Addressing climate change is a global challenge—and it will take collective action to deliver significant impact. We are pleased to join with leaders from around the world at Climate Week NYC to discuss innovations and opportunities to help advance climate action and progress toward global climate goals.”

The company made the announcement about its latest renewable purchase milestone at the event.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for