Direct Energy Works With Sprint for 100% RE in Virginia Operations

Sprint and Direct Energy have announced that all of Sprint’s more than 800 Virginia locations will now be served with 100 percent renewable energy.

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American telecommunications company, Sprint and Direct Energy Renewable Services has announced that all of Sprint’s more than 800 Virginia locations will now be served with 100 percent renewable energy. This agreement includes Sprint’s retail locations, cell phone towers, and Sprint’s east coast corporate office in Reston, Virginia. These facilities will use more than 88,000 MWh per year. For Sprint, the effort is part of the recent corporate commitment to be carbon neutral across all of its operations by 2025.

“Being a sustainable company is an all-in commitment,” said Chas Peterson, Head of Sprint Procurement and Supply Chain. “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.”

Dave Grupp, Head of Direct Energy Renewable Energy Services, reiterated the commitment to helping customers achieve their sustainability and climate goals.

“Companies like Sprint are eager to sign up for renewable energy. Virginia customers want customised solutions that combine local renewable energy with on-site generation and green power purchase agreements. 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.”

Sprint recently announced two new Virtual Power Purchase Agreements which enabled new renewable development in Texas. The firm had announced a 12-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Duke Energy Renewables for 173.3 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy. The long-term VPPAs complement Sprint’s longstanding sustainability strategy, originally launched in 2008, which includes reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, conserving natural resources such as water and paper, eliminating waste from all corners of the business and responsibly recycling waste when possible. 

Direct Energy has recently signed off-take agreements that enabled new solar developments in Canada, California, and Texas.

PC: GE Renewable Energy

Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com 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 iamrenew.com.

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