Constellation inks deal to supply Starbucks with wind power for its Illinois stores

Starbucks to obtain 100 percent renewable energy supply for its Illinois stores. Constellation, Exelon’s competitive retail supply subsidiary, will supply Starbuck’s 340 company-operated coffee shops in Illinois with 100 percent renewable energy thanks to a deal the supplier struck independently with Enel. Constellation has a long-term supply agreement for 14 megawatts of energy generated by Enel’s 185-MW HillTopper wind project in Logan County, Ill. “We are identifying and investing in new green power projects that are close to our retail communities and give our store partners a story they can be proud of,” said Rebecca Zimmer, director of global environmental impact for Starbucks. “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.

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