Sheetz announced a long-term renewable supply agreement with Constellation to power nearly 70 percent of its Pennsylvania facilities with renewable energy. Constellation has entered into separate long-term PPAs to procure a total of 55 MW of renewable energy, backed by Sheetz’s commitment. The solar projects, which will be developed in Pennsylvania, are expected to achieve commercial operation by January 2024.
Sheetz will receive approximately 110 million kWh of energy per year from the long-term PPA, with that energy matched by Green-e Energy Certified RECs sourced from renewable facilities located throughout the U.S. Each REC represents the positive environmental attributes of one MWh of electricity generated by a renewable power plant. The RECs from the in-development solar projects are not included in this agreement.
“Through this purchase agreement and partnership with Constellation, Sheetz will be able to power more than 160 stores and approximately 40 other facilities with renewable energy, significantly reducing our environmental impact in Pennsylvania,” said Travis Sheetz, president and CEO at Sheetz.
Sheetz will use a solution that builds off of the Constellation Offsite Renewables (CORe) retail power product, which enables the development of, and increases businesses’ access to, renewable energy projects by removing the significant hurdles associated with traditional offsite PPAs. By combining the simplified contracting and aggregation process of CORe with the commitment and involvement from sustainability-minded companies, Constellation is able to offer more customers the ability to demonstrate their support of large-scale, offsite renewable energy projects.
“Having worked with Sheetz for several years, it’s clear that this is a company that is steadfast in its commitment to understanding, and ultimately reducing, its carbon footprint,” said Jim McHugh, chief commercial officer, Constellation. “We’re pleased to help Sheetz implement a clean energy solution that will contribute to its broader sustainability goals while introducing new and significant renewable supply to the Pennsylvania region.”
Representing Sheetz, Amerex Energy Services worked with Constellation to design and implement this renewable product structure.