Soon the cup of coffee customers buy from a Starbucks in the state of Illinois will be brewed using renewable energy generated by wind turbines. The Seattle-based coffee giant recently signed a long-term agreement with Constellation, Exelon’s commercial business, to power more than 340 Starbucks locations in Illinois with 100% carbon-free energy.
With a long history of securing conventional power in deregulated markets, energy service providers are increasingly providing innovative renewable energy options for commercial customers. The partnership between Starbucks and Constellation illustrates how an energy service provider can provide a renewable energy offering to a retail customer with numerous storefronts.
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