Green Electricity for Sprint Nextel
Published on: 1st May 2006
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Sprint Nextel is switching to Green Electricity following an agreement to be a significant customer for Kansas City Power Light's Spearville Wind Energy Facility. Sprint Nextel will purchase renewable emission free wind generated electricity representing over 75% of the average power consumed at the company's Overland Park corporate campus.
"We are excited to be partnering with Sprint Nextel, a company that is taking the initiative to utilize renewable energy," said Mike Chesser, Chairman and CEO of Great Plains Energy. "This is also a major advancement for the wind industry in Kansas that also will benefit our communities by helping preserve the environment."
Utilizing wind as an operational power source for their Overland Park corporate campus, Sprint Nextel will be saving over 175 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere annually.
"With our first wind project well under way, we are proud to help Sprint Nextel achieve their corporate goals for renewable energy," said Bill Downey, CEO and President of KCP&L. "Wind generation produces zero emissions and is a significant source of new generation in our Comprehensive Energy Plan."
The 100.5-megawatt Spearville Wind Energy Facility will be constructed near Spearville, Kan., approximately 17 miles northeast of Dodge City, and is scheduled to be in service by Oct. 1, 2006."