T-Mobile, a leading wireless services provider, recently announced that the magenta-hued company is going green with the largest wind power deal ever by a US wireless enterprise.
The Un-carrier signed a long-term agreement for up to 160 megawatts (MW) of capacity from the new Red Dirt wind project in Oklahoma. This arrangement will help T-Mobile increase efficiencies and power the company’s operations across the country, including retail stores, call centers and network operations.
Schneider Electric’s Energy & Sustainability Services business helped T-Mobile identify and evaluate renewable energy opportunities, and arrange the agreement.
“Switching to renewables can further sustainability initiatives as well as the bottom line,” said Steve Wilhite, senior vice president of Energy & Sustainability Services at Schneider Electric. “But finding the right resource in the right location at the right price is essential to realizing the full potential of green energy.”
The 300 MW Red Dirt wind project is owned and will be operated by Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) and will be one of EGPNA’s largest wind farms in Oklahoma. It is expected to generate approximately 1,200 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy annually – equivalent to the energy consumption needs of more than 97,000 US households.
Construction of the Red Dirt wind project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017. Wind power is among the cleanest available sources of renewable energy, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.