OKC Thunder Partnership is a Wind-Win!
The Oklahoma City Thunder is rolling into NBA Green Week with a “wind-win” as it becomes the first club in the NBA to commit to offset 100 percent of its annual electricity consumption with renewable wind power. This thunderous move is possible following a recent agreement with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E).
The five-year “Positive Energy Partnership” with OG&E provides the Thunder with renewable energy for every game day in its home arena as well as its corporate offices, practice facility and events facility. The Positive Energy Partnership supports the league’s key initiative to offset all the electricity used during this year’s NBA Green Week games nationwide. But in true Thunder leadership style, the club is embracing NBA Green not just for the week, but year-round—with the added bonus of contributing to their hometown’s sustainability goals.
OG&E also is working with the Thunder to acquire recognition on the EPA Green Sports Scoreboard and to apply for the EPA Green Power Partner Award, which will further distinguish the Oklahoma City club as an EPA green sports leader.
A subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., OG&E serves more than 800,000 customers in a service territory spanning 30,000 square miles in Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. The company is a leading provider of renewable energy in Oklahoma, accounting for 850 MW of wind power representing 12 percent of the company’s total generation capacity.
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About Our Environmental Initiatives
OGE Energy Corp. has several initiatives centered around protecting the environment. Our main areas of focus include:
- Environmental stewardship
- Public environmental education and environmental promotions
- Heightened environmental involvement by company employees
- Growing and nurturing environmental awareness in the community