Joining the likes of Nike, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, T-Mobile has committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity by 2021 as a member of RE100, a global initiative of more than 100 businesses committed to renewable electricity. T-Mobile also unveiled a second wind farm project.
“And it’s not just the right thing to do – it’s smart business! We expect to cut T-Mobile’s energy costs by around $100 million in the next 15 years thanks to this move. Imagine the awesome things we can do for our customers with that!” said John Legere, president and CEO at T-Mobile.
T-Mobile unveiled, for the first time today, that the company has finalized a contract for 160 miliwatts from Infinity Renewables’ Solomon Forks Wind Project in Kansas, with power generation slated to begin in early 2019. The Solomon Forks project marks T-Mobile’s second major wind power project. The first, the Red Forks Wind Power Project in Oklahoma, went online this past December. Combined, the two will generate 320 MWs for T-Mobile, enough to meet an estimated 60 percent of the carrier’s total energy needs nationwide.
Additionally, T-Mobile has committed $500,000 to RE100 and challenged Verizon and AT&T to match that investment. If one of them comes in, T-Mobile will double its investment to $1 million and if both come in it will triple it to $1.5 million.