Constellation has signed a long-term agreement with Starbucks to power more than 340 of the coffee giant’s Illinois stores with 100-percent carbon-free energy. Through an agreement with Enel Green Power, a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America, Constellation will purchase a 14-megawatt portion of the energy produced by Enel’s wind project, HillTopper. That energy will enter the local electricity grid and will be sold by Constellation, through a separate retail agreement, to Starbucks. The energy produced will be enough to brew nearly 100 million cups of coffee, or more than seven cups of coffee for every Illinois resident.
The agreement leverages the Constellation Offsite Renewables (CORe) offering, which increases access to renewable energy for commercial and industrial customers.
“Constellation is dedicated to providing clean energy solutions that help our customers meet their environmental goals,” said Mark Huston, President of Constellation’s national retail business. “Starbucks is among the nation’s top purchasers of renewable electricity and it is fitting that they chose Constellation to sustainably power hundreds of their Illinois locations.”