Powering our Houston Region with 100% Green Energy
In Houston, Comcast recently committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy for our Cable facilities and network operations. In partnership with TXU Energy, a leading Texas-based retail electricity provider, more than 50 Comcast facilities and 11,000 power supplies throughout the area will now be powered by renewable energy from the Foard City Wind Farm through 2031.
In a single year, the renewable energy generated through this agreement is estimated to be equivalent to 70,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions1, the equivalent of the emissions produced by 15,000 passenger cars for one year. By the end of the contract, the renewable energy generated will result in a reduction of more than 779,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions from our Texas operations.
“Our work in Houston is a great example of how Comcast is looking at operational efficiencies to conserve energy while also investing in renewable energy,” says Ralph Martinez, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Houston region. “These efforts will help us reach our goal in Houston of 100% renewable energy and are one example of how the company can impactfully reduce our environmental footprint and make a difference in our communities.”
The TXU Energy transaction covers nearly all of Comcast’s Houston region electricity footprint and the remainder is being covered by renewable energy certificates (RECs). Late last year, this region also invested in energy-efficient LED lighting for many of its buildings, which will reduce energy consumption by more than one million kilowatt-hours annually.
“Comcast has a focused sustainability strategy and our goal at TXU Energy is to help them achieve what they’ve set out to do,” said Gabe Castro, senior vice president of business markets for TXU Energy. “We were able to evaluate all of the energy options available and customize a specific solution. We’re excited to partner with Comcast and power its Houston operations with 100% Texas wind energy.”
1 Based on 2020 emissions estimates