T-Mobile said it will use entirely renewable energy to power its Bellevue, Wash. HQ within three years.
T-Mobile said it is participating in Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program, giving the company access to a blend of local wind and solar energy sources that will fully power its campus by 2021. The company says the move will save it millions in energy costs and bring it closer to a goal of operating the entire organization on 100 percent renewable energy.
“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,” John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, said in a statement. “We’ve put a stake in the ground to go 100 percent renewable by 2021 — because it’s the right thing to do and it’s smart business.”
In January, T-Mobile joined RE100, a global initiative of more than 100 companies committed to 100 percent renewable electricity. As part of its efforts, T-Mobile was recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency at the Green Power Leadership Awards.
The renewable energy push comes during an extremely busy period for the so-called “Un-carrier.” T-Mobile reportedly is gearing up to renovate its Bellevue HQ. And all this is happening as T-Mobile and Sprint continue to lobby regulators to approve a deal to merge the two wireless companies.