Apple, eBay, Samsung and Sprint have inked a joint agreement to purchase 75 MW of power from Apex Clean Energy’s 500 MW White Mesa Wind project, which is expected to come online in 2021 in Crockett County, Texas.
Shared energy purchases such as this allow companies to pool their energy demands and collectively support the addition of large-scale renewable energy projects to the grid. Apple brought eBay, Samsung and Sprint into the aggregation agreement, enabling all participants to access renewable energy from the new project.
3Degrees facilitated the agreement.
“We’re proud to be powering all of Apple’s operations around the world with 100 percent renewable energy and driving the private sector to support the clean energy transition,” says Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives. “Businesses of all sizes and of varying energy needs can help bring new, renewable energy online. This collaborative agreement in Texas is a model we hope others will replicate.”
“Enabling corporate aggregation for renewable power purchasing is a key focus of Apex’s and an essential way of engaging more corporate customers in clean energy procurement,” adds Mark Goodwin, president and CEO of Apex Clean Energy. “The Apex platform is designed to develop utility-scale wind and solar projects that deliver optimized performance paired with the flexibility that aggregated offtakers need to make these deals feasible. White Mesa Wind is a prime example of the future of corporate clean energy transactions: aggregated power purchasing tailored to each offtaker’s needs.”
Apex Clean Energy develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities across North America.
PHOTO: Mark Goodwin, Apex Clean Energy