T-Mobile announced it has signed on to Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) Green Direct program, giving the company access to a blend of local wind and solar renewable energy sources, which will be used to power its Bellevue, Wash., headquarters with 100% renewable energy by 2021. This move will help the Un-carrier save millions of dollars in energy costs, while also putting it one step closer to its RE100 clean energy commitment to use 100% renewable energy across the entire company by 2021.
“At T-Mobile, we really mean it when we say we’re going to clean up wireless for good … and in this case that means cleaning up our impact on the planet by making a BIG commitment to renewable energy,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. “We’ve put a stake in the ground to go 100% renewable by 2021 — because it’s the right thing to do and it’s smart business.”
T-Mobile is the only wireless company to be approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in the second round of offerings for PSE’s Green Direct program. With Green Direct, T-Mobile will purchase clean energy from dedicated local wind and solar energy resources, with the solar project being the largest ever built in the state of Washington.
As the company pushed forward with its already-strong commitment to renewables, it was also recognized by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) for its industry-leading green energy initiatives.
At the Green Power Leadership Awards in Houston, the EPA recognized the Un-carrier for “exemplary action and dedication to significantly advance the development of U.S. renewable energy markets through voluntary green power use.” Plus, the CRS also named T-Mobile “as an industry leader that is innovating and championing renewable energy and whose actions are supporting the accelerated development of green power markets.”
“T-Mobile’s choosing green power because it makes sense for the planet and for our customers — plus it’s helping grow America’s green energy market big-time,” said Legere. “I’m incredibly proud of our team for earning recognition for their hard work — but there’s lots more to be done and you can be sure, we won’t stop!”