Sprint to cover Virginia sites' power demand with renewables

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January 17 (Renewables Now) - US communications services provider Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) will power all of its locations in Virginia with 100% renewable energy under an agreement with electricity and gas retailer Direct Energy.

The contract calls for Direct Energy Renewable Services to supply enough power to meet the more than 88,000 MWh of annual consumption of Sprint’s over 800 sites in the state, including retail locations, cell phone towers and its corporate office in Reston.

The telecom major is pursuing a goal of attaining carbon neutrality across all operations nationwide by 2025. It recently announced two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) that support the construction of renewable energy plants in Texas.

Direct Energy, in turn, recently inked solar power offtake agreements in Canada, California and Texas.

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