Community-based nonprofit utility Salt River Project (SRP) is partnering with the NFL Environmental Program to provide renewable energy for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
According to SRP, the electricity needed to power the Super Bowl will be from 100% renewable energy resources to offset greenhouse-gas emissions.
SRP has set a goal to meet 20% of SRP's retail electricity requirements through sustainable resources by the year 2020. Currently, SRP is ahead of schedule – providing more than 12% of retail energy needs with sustainable resources, which include wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower as well as energy-efficiency measures.
‘Super Bowl is a great opportunity to demonstrate ways that a world-class event can be environmentally responsible,’ according to Jack Groh, the NFL's Environmental Program director. ‘Working with SRP to green the power at University of Phoenix Stadium is one of many strategies to respond to environmental concerns and create a positive legacy of Super Bowl in Arizona.’